David Collins and I will be performing this Thursday night, 7:30, at Vogel Hall as part of the Unruly Music Festival. We have an exciting set of pieces that use multi-touch controllers, motion sensors, and networked laptops to drive our custom synthesis code. The second half of the concert features UWM composers Chris Burns and Amanda Schoofs improvising while generating live animations.
We will be premiering a new piece of mine, Sp]|[n, which uses GyrOSC with a hacked open hard drive to create a spinning controller. The data pushes a granulated piano sample to random resting points, where it evolves into sinewy sonic waves. David and I will be improvising along side it with a new multi-touch instrument for iPad.
Purchase tickets online, or call the Marcus Center box office at (414) 273-7206.
FALL 2011 FESTIVAL
October 27-29, 2011
Thursday, October 27:
Music by Milwaukee artists making innovative use of technology in live performance. David Collins and Kevin Schlei integrate multitouch control devices, networking, and animation into their joyous grooves; “Fieldwork,” with Christopher Burns and Amanda Schoofs, pushes electric guitar and voice into new sonic territory.
Friday, October 28:
Renowned English musician John Butcher presents an evening of improvisations for solo saxophone. Butcher is celebrated for his distinctive approaches to timbre, gesture, and musical time – this is an extraordinarily rare opportunity to hear him perform live in Milwaukee.
Saturday, October 29:
Chicago ensemble Dal Niente opens their Unruly Music residency with an evening of chamber music for clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, percussion and piano, in a program combining 20th-century classics by Anton Webern, Iannis Xenakis, and Giacinto Scelsi with new works by Aaron Einbond and Edgar Guzman.