Tuesday, June 7th 5pm
Compositions take on qualities determined by forces that though selected by the composer, are inherent to the device itself, such as genre, media, instrumentation, or formal aspects. For example, we speak of compositions as being innately “pianistic” or “orchestral.” Many of these choices are determined by the Immediacy of Nowness, in that technological development has a far-reaching role in creation. This program explores the inherent qualities that are observed within given computer programming environments. In this sense, software itself displays bias in the artistic thought process of the composer (and performer.) The concert juxtaposes pieces composed within different programming environments, by using the following electronic chamber music combinations: (1) fixed media + instruments; (2) reactive media + instruments; and (3) improvisation for laptop + acoustic instruments. Programming environments included in the concert are: SuperCollider, Max, or Max for Live, Pd, OpenMusic, PWGL, Logic, and ProTools. It is the performer’s hope that the audience will enjoy the sonification of the Immediacy of Nowness.