Thanks to the wonderful Jack Quartet ( http://www.jackquartet.com ) for playing this piece at CCRMA (Stanford) and for all the concerts they gave on their West Coast tour.
This piece is for amplified string quartet (through Supercollider). The gain of the microphones is set extremely high and then limited extremely hard. The frequency of a filter (one for each instrument) is then moved up and down over the course of the piece. This processing produces various pops, rumbles, and occasional soft feedback. The result is then sent through 8 channels creating a strange low-fi texture, which hovers above/around the live sound. Please enjoy the stereo rendering.
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 : )