Archived Events: Vicious Circles and Deadly Elements

Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 8pm
Boston Court Performing Arts Center

70 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
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People Inside Electronics presents:
Vicious Circles and Deadly Elements


Pierre Jodlowski: Série Blanche for piano and electronics
Aron Kallay, piano

Veronika Krausas: Waterland for narrator, video and electronics
John Payne, narrator; Quintan Ana Wikswo, video; Andre Alexis, text; Aron Kallay, sound design

Ben Hackbarth: open end for vibraphone and electronics
Andrea Moore, vibraphone

Improvisation with Mimi (Multimodal Interaction for Musical Improvisation) (website)
Mimi, Yamaha Disklavier; Isaac Schankler, Yamaha Disklavier
Mimi designers: Alexandre François, software/conceptual design; Elaine Chew, artistic/conceptual design


Ingram Marshall: Soe-pa for classical guitar and digital delay
John Schneider, guitar and effects

Morton Subotnick: The Key to Songs for chamber ensemble and electronics
Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola; Tim Loo, cello; Yuri Inoo, percussion; Andrea Moore, percussion; Vicki Ray, piano; Aron Kallay, piano; Karen Cooksey, conductor; David Werfelmann, electronics


Strange loops and elemental forces propel People Inside Electronics’ second concert of inventive and intense electroacoustic music.  Pierre Jodlowski’s Série Blanche stacks layers of gentle piano textures for a cumulative, crushing effect, while Ingram Marshall’s meditative Soe-Pa for amplified classical guitar uses digital delay to build loops and echoes into the fabric of the music itself. Max Ernst’s surrealist collage novel Seven Deadly Elements is the impetus behind Morton Subotnick's monumental large ensemble work The Key to Songs, while air is the animating element of Ben Hackbarth’s open end, which transforms the resonance of the vibraphone into a swirling, enveloping soundscape.  The program also showcases two barrier-breaking interdisciplinary creations: Veronika Krausas’ Waterland for tape and live narrator, with video by Quintan Ana Wikswo, text by Andre Alexis, and sound design by Aron Kallay; and the concert debut of Alexandre François’ and Elaine Chew’s Mimi (Multimodal Interaction for Musical Improvisation), an innovative and interactive system for human-machine improvisation that intelligently recombines an improviser's creations as impetus for new improvisations.