Working in close collaboration with violinist Linda Jankowska of Distractfold, we are creating an evening-length electro-acoustic performance piece.
Five pieces of music - a solo for violin & electronics; a solo for bassoon & electronics; a trio for violin, viola, cello & electronics; and two duos for violin, bassoon & sounding objects - will be presented in an interactive performance environment.
In addition to using the violin and the bassoon, we will interact with sound-producing objects that have been installed throughout the performance space. We’ve chosen objects for their association with significant spaces from our memories: For Linda, it is a cottage in rural Poland where she spent several formative childhood years with her family. For me, it is the yard and immediate neighborhood surrounding my Mississippi childhood home.
The chosen objects make beautiful sounds. We will also hack other objects, embedding and affixing pressure and motion sensors to trigger sounds and synthesis.
The first completed work in the cycle is a string trio, entitled “bow breath crow.” The players have sensors in their shoes that allow them to trigger and spatialize electronics in four channels during performance.