Auksalaq World Premiere

November 15th, 2012


After 5 years of work, creation, and planning, we presented the world premiere of the telematic opera Auksalaq. I am so grateful to many people who contributed their time, talent, and energy to this artistic work about climate change in the Far North, especially to my creative partner and composer of the music and libretto, Matthew Burtner. » Read the rest of this entry «

Big Robot in Beijing

November 5th, 2012

Big Robot recently traveled to China to perform as guests of the Musicacoustica Festival (pictured above). While there, we also presented workshops on computer-acoustic music in several universities in the Beijing area. A great time was had by all….can’t wait for the return trip!

Surveillance

November 4th, 2012


I am so excited about the newest piece created as a result of a long-standing collaboration with Big Robot bandmate Michael Drews titled Surveillance. I have been working with a bicycle wheel for several years now, exploring my own take on this unique transportation implement turned percussion instrument. And Michael, who composed Surveillance, discovered that bicycle moving parts, with their intricate, modulating sounds; are superb match for computer-acoustic interactivity. ¬†Bicycles as musical instruments have appeared in new and experimental music concerts for many years (for example, check out this fabulous video of Frank Zappa performing on a bicycle in 1963). » Read the rest of this entry «