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and so I was actually out of shot during the concert; this video was taken during the sound check and it’s audio has been replaced by the audio of the live performance.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) –