Archives: May 2012
Tue May 29, 2012
Transcending Traditional Performance Workshops for Composers, Instrumentalists and Media Artists
I am offering a presentation that focuses on performer and computer interaction using MAX/MSP software. I have built interactive MAX/MSP computer patches for performance for over 20 years. This presentation has been successful at schools such as the Hartt School, Peabody, Radford University and Cincinnati Conservatory, and can be for composers, instrumentalists and media artists.
The above can also be in the form of a short or long term residency. A 2-day residency would begin with a concert performance followed by a workshop for student composers, performers and media artists. An extended residency could include student interaction, as well as a performance of their work.
The presentation would need a stereo sound system for playback, as well as a smart classroom projection system to demonstrate the software and multimedia connected to a Macintosh Powerbook computer.
WORKSHOP TOPICS AND REPERTOIRE:
INTERFACING THE INSTRUMENT WITH A MOTU DIGITAL AUDIO INTERFACE, MIDI PEDALS AND COMPUTER
INTRODUCTION TO MAX/MSP SOFTWARE
REALTIME EFFECTS, AUTOMATED TASKS AND COMPUTER SCORES
- Petals by KAIJA SAARIAHO - demonstrates extended sonic possibilities using realtime pedal control and the scoring of electronics.
- Shadows & Light by KEN STEEN - expanding and contracting the space.
- Indian Summer by ALVIN LUCIER - the work features 2 sets of beating patterns, one a unison double-stop, the other a slightly detuned speaker using a pedal.
EXPANDING COMPOSITIONAL POSSIBILITIES
- On Connecticut Naturalism by MICHAEL GATONSKA - a complex MAX/MSP program which allows the performer to record material in realtime resulting in the layering of sections and transitions, as well as extending the sound of the electric cello.
- Landmine by ANNA RUBIN - triggering digital audio from the fingerboard and playing sound files.
INTERACTIVE SCORES AND MULTIMEDIA
- Variations II by JOHN CAGE - a realtime score in MAX.
- Portrait of Jeffrey by PAULINE OLIVEROS - a unique, interactive, computer score in the form of a mandala which encourages improvisation.
- Videocello, an interactive video improvisation by JEFFREY KRIEGER
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Fri May 25, 2012
Videocello - an interactive video improvisation for electric cello and computer
I'm writing because we have just under a week to reach our USA Projects Videocello goal! This is an all or nothing fundraising model so we need one last push to keep all funds raised to date.
-- Can you help? Even sharing on your Facebook wall or sending the project link to one friend would be so appreciated.
Also, I would like to announce that I will be donating 5% of any money made performing this cutting-edge work to Water Aid India. Water Aid India is the leading charity for clean, safe water and sanitation in the world's poorest countries.
Here is their website.
And here is the link to donate to Videocello. Please help me help Water Aid India.
Thanks to those of you who have already pledged! We can still make this happen.
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Sun May 20, 2012
CINCINNATI CONSERVATORY PERFORMANCE ARCHIVE
If you missed the live broadcast of my Cincinnati Conservatory concert you can view the archived performance here.
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Sat May 12, 2012
LIVE BROADCAST! CUTTING-EDGE ELECTRIC CELLO
Dear Music Lovers,
This coming Monday night the 14th at 8 pm EST my Cincinnati Conservatory concert will be broadcast live over the internet!
Here is the link.
Program information is here.
I hope you can join me for this exciting event!
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