Resonating Treasures – April 20, 2014The Harn's Asian Wing features a number of ceramic containers and artifacts, which can be seen in the background of the video. This performance takes the idea of resonating containers and approaches them in two ways. Zach deconstructs an object that was designed to resonate, while I take a number of objects whose resonance is a byproduct of their construction. Unlike our previous collaborations, these were conceptualized and presented separately.
Handheld camerawork by Andrew Chadwick
Private Dramas, Public Dreams – March 29, 2014To compliment the exhibit of Helen Levitt's street photography, this performance involved 4 players maniuplating various audio tapes, including cassettes, microcassettes, reel-to-reel analog tape. Commercial recordings, street recordings, and live in-the-moment looping and feedback all combined to make an ambient collage. With Andrew Chadwick, Zach Lovitch, and Hal McGee.
Video by Andrew Chadwick
Underwater Ambience – February 16, 2014Underwater Ambience is a long-form ambient/electroacoustic work for cello trio and live processing. It was composed by Zach Lovitch and Adam Scott Neal, composers-in-residence at the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Florida. It was commissioned to precede an artist talk by Karen Glaser, and is a reflection of her underwater photography.
In this piece, the cellists play from indeterminate scores. The scores present timelines in 20-second increments, which contain types of gestures and pitch collections. The pitch collections are based on the Dorian, Phrygian, and Lydian modes in C, E, and A. Live processing was done with Max/MSP.
Underwater Ambience was performed by (left to right) Elysse Rantanen, Christina Chen, and Elise Jimenez, with processing by Zach Lovitch. The performance took place at the Harn Museum of Art on February 16, 2014.
Music for a Global Community – January 25, 2014This is a primarily improvised piece. I played zither, frog, melodica, tyepwriter, kalimba, ocarina, and Cracklebox. Zach played modular synthesizer and tape machine (processing my sounds). In response to the museum's theme of global communities, we assembled a set of instruments evoking different cultures and time periods. The main section of the work features a live performance, while the second part references memory by playing back (at half speed) part of our performance.
Video by Andrew Chadwick.