The audience returned from intermission to a stage crowded with violins, viola, accordion, double bass, cello, violin de gamba, 2 gongs, triangle, alto sax, trombones, and French horn. Out of the hodgepodge arose a stunning piece of rich humanity and earthen transcendence, inspired by the Zen concept of reflection on water and Kristina Wolfe’s experience on … Continue reading Review of ‘Record of Ancient Mirrors’ at the MATA Festival
This is a sound meditation for as many voices as possible. This was written as a meditation on kindness around the time of Pauline Oliveros' passing. "The audible attempt at a harmonious consensus among distinct individual voices is one of the most compelling musical experiences in existence. is is common in vocal chanting and ritual, … Continue reading About “Karaṇīyamettā Sutta”
Aria is a movement for choir of nervous aliens who try to play a lost fragment attributed to Saint-Saëns. Considering how they have never heard this music, each creature reads a guideline from a different historical period to inform its use of vibrato and phrasing. In Some Observations Concerning Baroque and Modern Vibrato, Frederick Kent … Continue reading Aria
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This project was presented to the public in the form of an exhibition that took place in Granoff 3S on October 8-15, 2015.
This instrument inspired by notions of mysticism, sorcery, and nature worship. It is also about the idea of humans trying to find ways to control the elements. The performer has one goal in this piece, and that is to touch, rub, plead, or gesture towards the stone in order to conjure the wind (the sound … Continue reading Stone/Voice Instrument