Some quick documentation… the abridged version… of Short Story an interactive installation, that requires headphones. A cigar box is place under a reading-room type lamp. When the box is opened we see a strange book-like interior. Plastic pages can be turned that contain different chapters relating to the life and thoughts of Arturo Feunte. Much more can be heard about Arturo’s life and thoughts during longer visits/prolonged reading sessions.
Thanks to Séverine Ballon for this intense performance at CCRMA last week – and for asking me to write the piece in the first place! A new one for cello, live electronics, and light/video. Use headphones, set to full screen, and pull up a comfy chair – it’s almost 17 mins long – for the cheerfully titled “Not Even The Dead Go Free”. I will have a proper binaural mix early in the new year.
Also, people are still walking into the room after intermission as the piece starts… hence some of the noise at the beginning of the video, it’s not just people running away…
Lots more music and sound objects to follow in early 2018
With thanks to Bryan Day’s San Francisco/Bay Area based Eh? Records Aural Repository comes my relatively recently released album of solo recordings. These performances use various degrees of SuperCollider controlled bandpass filtered feedback, violin bows and strings, a good old SM 57, and some electric guitar. They can all be checked out in the following ways –
Physical Ol’Fashioned CD Available Here:
21st Century Digital Version Available Here:
Thanks to all the wonderful musical involved in making these recent recordings and performances possible. These are just rough mixes of each piece as life has not recently afforded me much studio time. Here are Liminar, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and the combined super powers of the JACK and Spectral Quartets –
Old Flame Fire Brigade – for String Octet and Live Electronics
Not For Love Nor Money At Least Not Legally – for Mixed Ensemble and Live Electronics
We Have An Exciting New Role For You – for Four Female Voices and Live Electronics
Mucking about/Research –
This will turn into a much longer piece but for now here’s a short 4-ish minute version.
Bowed microphone, acoustic coupling, feedback, variable bandpass filter, SuperCollider… etc….
Here is version one of a new piece – Mixed Messages from the Other Side – recorded live by Splinter Reeds at CCRMA last Friday. Reed quintet with live electronics – variable band pass filtered feedback, a little pitch tracking, and a reversed noise gate… this is a strange one…
Thanks to Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Bill Kalinkos (clarinet), David Wegehaupt (saxophone), Jeff Anderle (bass clarinet), and Dana Jessen (bassoon).
A full score, a video of the CCRMA performance, and a second version of the piece from Saturday’s Center For New Music concert to come.
Also, go buy their album – Got Stung