Concert encounter arranged for two previously unacquainted pianists, Charles McDermed and David Rosenboom, who perform without having visual contact with each other.
"There are two basic principles of musical structure I rely on. The first is expressed by the force of attraction, (gravity, love, concentration, creation), and the second lies in the idea of repetition, (materialization, duration). My mindfulness of this constitutes the only score. I find I must wait before the beginning of each performance until I am surprised by the first sound I make and the fact that it is made. Then, I feel ready to proceed."
Two pianos, improvisational work developed in collaboration with J.B. Floyd; some parts draw on notated materials.
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] A piece for variable ensembles with keyboard parts, bass lines, rhythms, chords, and melody lines, involving patterns with improvisation and a gradual process middle section.
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] With Jacqueline Humbert, for speaking and chanting voices that may be pre–recorded, piano, electronics, brainwave performer, and optional percussion.
[VIDEO LINKS AVAILABLE] [SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] Three movements for viola da gamba employing cyclical gradual process techniques and parts in which melodies are drawn from the overtones of the instrument, originally realized with voltage controlled resonators and an envelope follower responding to subtle changes in bow pressure. The work may also be realized with other bowed stringed instruments, particularly the cello, which can use the notation in the original version. (Other instruments may require transpositions.) The electronic parts may also be realized with modern digital or hybrid media.
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] The score describes instructions for setting up a particular electronics system and a performance paradigm for one or two brainwave performers.
Three movements, each containing patterns outlining musical materials intended to articulate an improvisational landscape, notated as if for keyboards but appropriate for a wide variety of ensemble instrumentations.
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] The score describes instructions for setting up a particular electronics system, computer aided waveform analysis, and a performance paradigm for four brainwave performers.
Two pianos playing patterns in fast, note–by–note alternation with each other, or one piano with head–gap tape delay at 7 1/2 ips or equivalent short delay.
Vox electronic organ and Neurona Omnivoila voltage controlled frequency dividers.
With Salvatore Martirano; live electronic music with custom–made systems.
Electronic sounds presented with slides.