The next Annex Group concert is Thursday, 16 February 2012 at 8 PM in the NIU Music Building’s Recital Hall. There were will be fixed media pieces and one of which, an 8-channel composition, involving field-recorded local honey bees during harvest last autumn. Concert is free and open to all.
The next Annual Annex Group Concert is Friday, 20 April 2012 at 8 p.m. in the NIU Music Building’s Recital Hall. Details and more concert announcements coming soon.
old stereo version of canned piece featuring piano and looped found sounds arranged in protools. The piece will feature live 8 channel diffusion. it can be heard at this link because it is over 2MB
which i have yet to record is a partially planned improvisation featuring electric guitar recorded and looped, and fed through filters and effects in Max/msp
i would be happy to perform either one not necessarily both, of course
As a composer I created something very unique, and this being my 1st real concrete piece I think I did an excellent job. After listening to the piece, I want my audience to feel as if I am taking them into my world, and bringing them out. I want them to gain a feeling of being alone with nothing but signs around, and trying to escape from them. This is a fixed media piece from Pro Tools LE, I used various unique sounds that I recorded and synthesized and combined into one concrete piece.
Self Help (excerpt) is a piece centered around a spoken self-hypnosis/self-help track. The stress of the repeating tones increases with layers as the male hypnotist attempts to bring us to a tranquil place (and maybe he does…). The work uses cello and piano samples, a circuit bent children’s book sound strip run through a delay and looper, a circuit bent Speak &Math toy, and a contact microphone.