This is a stereo rendering of a piece for Ensemble and 8-channel Electronics.
Many thanks to Ensemble Dal Neinte for the performance:
Constance Volk, Flute
Andrew Nogal, Oboe
Ryan Muncy, Alto Sax
Amanda DeBoer Barlett Soprano
J. Austin Wulliman, Violin
Serafim Smigelskiy, Cello
Mark Buchner, Bass
The electronics are both live and fixed. The live element consist of a supercollider patch that generates photosensor controlled sine waves and a”reversed” gate that processes the voice and ensemble at various intervals.
Pangenesis – For Yarn Wire: Percussion, Pianos, and electronics
Barratry – For Ensemble Adapter: Flutes, Clarinets, Harp, Percussion, and electronics
And After - For Now Hear Ensemble: Clarinet, Alto Sax, Percussion, Viola, and Double Bass
Here is a dance piece choreographed by Cuauhtemoc Mitote Dance Company. The music consists of samples controlled by photosensor, live feedback, and large metal object. (Thanks to Sasha Leitman for the use the large metal object – one half of an oil barrel!)
Dancers: Cuauhtemoc Mitote and Javier Frèsquez
This took place as part of an evening curated by Laura Steenberge at CCRMA in May 2013.
“And After” is my contribution to Now Hear Ensemble’s “Made In California Project. The album for the project has just been released – on iTunes, Amazon etc..
Here’s a link to my track (Shameless self promotion) -
Here’s the whole album -
I’ll post live videos from the Stanford and CNMAT performances, and a version with the accompanying interactive video sometime sometime soon
So the lamps, photosensors, and colours got yet another outing. This time assisted by Laura Steenberge and John Granzow in a piece called “She’s only Singing”
Just the performance
The Center for New Musichttp://centerfornewmusic.com/
And here’s the link to the full entry
The 2012/2013 issue was curated by Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, John P. Hastings, and Laura Steenberge – Thanks all
Performed by Pechitos Ecuestres, this is an hour long absurdist performance for voice, two guitars, and video. I’ll post a score when I’ve had a chance when I can find what drives I have it stored on!
Thanks to the guys for all the work they put into this, it is not an easy piece… and it’s an hour long. I tried to remaster the audio a little so there is some hiss that got boosted but the instruments can be heard clearer and the dynamic range is maintained. And special thanks to Jorge Portillo for the video of the performance.
Make sure your sitting comfortably : )
Between Bare Trees And Falling Leaves:
So here are two pieces that utilizes the same technology and audio material, a sort of theme and variation. Originally “Between Bare Trees And Falling Leaves” was designed and composed for The Daniel Pearl Memorial held in Stanford University’s Memorial Chapel October 3rd 2012. During a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons short “microclimates” were performed between each movement – my piece was placed between Autumn and Winter.
There were certain filming restrictions during the event and so I was actually out of shot during the concert; this video was taken during the sound check and it’s audio has been replaced by the audio of the live performance.
Skry 2: “Skrying is a magic practice that involves seeing things psychically in a medium, usually for purposes of obtaining spiritual visions and less often for purposes of divination or fortune-telling”, thank you very much wikipedia! The piece is an extended realization of “Between Bare Trees and Falling Leaves”. This version was performed at CCRMA, Stanford University, and also includes a close up projection that allows you to see how the food coloring interacts with the water over the duration of the piece. Movement near the water also causes it to move/oscillate – this is most noticeable near the end of the video when I walk out of shot.I think this was performed on October 25th 2012. I’m currently working on a third iteration of this piece. I think the audio/performance need a little reworking and I’ll probably try a different setting….. time will tell.
So this is what you can do with Supercollider, Food Coloring, Arduino, and Photo-resistors. Thanks as always to Dave Kerr for the filming of both videos.
The two other inserted “microclimates” can be seen/heard here:
Laura Steenberg (A love song for a woman named mia) –
Holly Herdon (Solo Voice) –