Monday, August 28, 2006, 8 pm
ODC Theater
3153 17th Street (@ Shotwell)
admission $12 ($7 student/senior)

An evening of music with electronics, featuring guest artists Chris Cogburn (speaker, percussion) and Heather Gardner (soprano, violin). Milton Babbitt's Phonemena (1975) creates a glittering and playful interaction between soprano and synthesized tape; Alvin Lucier's The Only Talking Machine of its Kind in the World (1969) considers a very different relationship between voice and electronics, as a live electronic system is built onstage in an effort to "smooth out" the narrator's anxious speech. Moving from the East coast to the West, Terry Riley's Dorian Reeds (1965) uses delay systems to create a minimalist wash of saxophone sound.

Moving to the present day, our summer-long presentation of emerging composer-performers continues with a new work for solo laptop by Christopher Burns, Kepler's Monsters (2006). To round out the picture of present-day music with electronics, we present a pair of ensemble improvisations, featuring instrumentations ranging from homebrew chains of guitar pedals to custom-programmed computer software.

Milton Babbitt Phonemena (1975) for soprano and tape
Christopher Burns Kepler's Monsters (2006) for laptop
Alvin Lucier The Only Talking Machine of its Kind in the World (1969) for speaker and tape-delay system
sfSoundGroup Electroacoustic Improvisations (2006) for ensemble
Terry Riley Dorian Reeds (1965) for saxophone and tape-delay

Christopher Burns - electronics
Chris Cogburn - speaker and percussion
Heather Gardner - soprano
ma++ ingalls - clarinet and electronics
John Ingle - saxophone
Christopher Jones - piano
Monica Scott - cello
John Shiurba - electric guitar

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