Adam Vidiksis

Association for the Promotion of New Music

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 8PM

Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

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Robots, Electronic Music & Singers! PLUS Davidovsky’s Classic!

APNM will present Vidiksis’s Stria [feather] remix.

John Chowning’s 1977 commission for IRCAM, Stria, has become an icon of electroacoustic music. Part of the beauty of this work is found in the vast musical variety produced from the same algorithmic process. This remix of his seminal work seeks to create rhythmic complexity in correlation to the parameters of Chowning’s original timbres. All the rhythmic figures in the reworking of this piece are derived through one algorithm. It creates an envelope that differs based on the parameters of the original programming. From this combination, both rhythmic variety and new timbres are formed from the combination of this new programming and the original. This remix was created in Csound, based on the recreation of this piece by Kevin Dahan from the original MUS10 orchestra file with modifications by Chowning and Dahan.

APNM will present one of its most challenging programs to date – the 1st act of Maurice Wright’s robot opera GALATEA_RESET, a work of lyric theatre for singers and robots, treating the mythological characters of Acis, Galatea, Polyphemus, Vulcan, Venus and her Cupids. Act One is set in ancient times, in a sacred grove. The robots Acis, Galatea, and Polyphemus are joined by baritone John McCarthy as Vulcan, the ingenious smith, and his beautiful wife Venus. Maurice Wright and Rolf Lakaemper created the opera, and Sandra James created the sculptures that give personality to the robots.

Please access more information below:
http://news.temple.edu/news/2013-09-18/temple-faculty-put-first-robot-opera
http://www.mauricewright.org/EA_Opera.pdf

APNM members Jeffrey Hall, Joseph Hudson, Arthur Kreiger, Ionel Petroi and Adam Vidiksis will complement this opera excerpt with electro-acoustic pieces and compositions inspired by work at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, IRCAM and Temple University.

For more information or tickets, please click here.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/21/2014
8:00 pm

Location
Dixon Place