I’m very pleased to announce the premiere of Sine Qua Non this month at Roulette, with my friend and longtime collaborator, pianist Carl Maguire. This work is an electro-acoustic improvisation that transforms into a generative sound installation, developed in part at Alfred University’s Institute of Electronic Arts and the Vilnius Academy of Art, Nida Art Colony in Lithuania.
Monday, January 20, 2014, 8pm
Sine Qua Non with Carl Maguire
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 10002
In an improvisational dialogue Carl is sampled and processed, his playing becomes his accompaniment and foil in something like a mobius strip of sonic ideas, continuing through electronic abstraction and acoustic response.
As the performance concludes the sampled fragments slowly take over, transforming through generative processing.
With the outputs of the Max/MSP instrument each mapped to a separate speaker, the room is immersed in an ever-changing abstraction of the performance. In this way, Sine Qua Non, which means, “the essential part,” offers each listener a unique experience of the whole through their engagement with the space.