Preproduction notes for
Walkie Talkie Dream Garden by Dafna Naphtali (in collaboration with Richard Rodkin)
Preproduction notes for
Quarry by video artist Lenore Malen, was filmed in upstate New York in June 200l, edited in September 2001 and with a final edit in 2012.
It was the very first project of The New Society for Universal Harmony. granarybooks.com/book/100/Lenore_Malen+The_New_Society_for_Universal_Harmony/
Dafna created the … Continue reading
Panda Half-Life is a 20-minute work for 6 voices, live audio processing / electronics, multi-channel sound and gestural controllers (Nintendo Wii and iPhones) — commissioned for Magic Names vocal ensemble by Jerome Commissioning Program (American Composers’ Forum) and with support from … Continue reading
Robotica is inspired by the person and work of the ingenious early 13th century scholar/inventor Al-Jazari, the Mesopotamian creator of the some of the very first musical automata (as well as many other devices). Robotica is written for Eric Singer’s “GuitarBot”, his array of percussion “ModBot” robots and “XyloBot”, … Continue reading
“Be Not Afraid” is a two-channel looped video originally projected on suspended glass screens. A re-enactment of the first hypnotic session ever pictured (from an l9th century engraving) it also incorporates archival footage from the Worlds’ Fairs and NASA Footage.
In the video members of The New Society for Universal … Continue reading
landmine is 20-minute work for Yamaha Disklavier Grand Piano and live-audio processing (also sometimes performed in a 12-minute version). Commissioned in 2000 by American Composers Forum for Kathleen Supové, it premiered that year. The various sections of the piece are named for Unix processes that are related to the musical … Continue reading
Men March, an electronic chamber work, was commissioned by Brecht Forum as part of the Neues Kabarett music series. The piece was created for an evening length performance: “New Art Songs for the 21st Century: spontaneous & premeditated compositions, audio machinations/meditations & explosive interludes”, which premiered February 10, 2007 – … Continue reading
Wheezer is an audio work for surround sound (5.1), released on Harvestworks Workspace projects 2005 DVD, and was a part of the traveling exhibit of sound pieces under the same name, with “performances” in Germany, Bulgaria and the U.S. in 2005/2006.
Wheezer was originally conceived and created as a piece … Continue reading