Princeton Laptop Orchestra at 3-Legged Dog

Produced by
Electronic Music Foundation

Ear to the Earth 2006
New Voices

Saturday, October 9, 2006 8pm
3ld Art & Technology Center
Greenwich Street

A group of emerging composers, including Anna Clyne, Aleksei Stevens, Rama Gottfried, and Ayaka Nishina, presented their works exploring the use of environmental sound and traditional instruments. And PLOrk (Princeton Laptop Orchestra) performed music expressly created for Ear to the Earth.

PROGRAM


Amniotic ..............................................................................................................................Ayaka Nishina
Shy...............................................................................................................................Aleksei R. Stevens
Transparencies 2.................................................................................................................Rama Gottfried
Choke......................................................................................................................................Anna Clyne

Intermission

New Works for Ear to the Earth ...............................................................PLOrk (Princeton Laptop Orchestra)

ABOUT THE MUSIC

Ayaka Nishina: Amniotic
Amniotic is a rapturous work for soprano and live electronics, in which the singer uses breath, song, and all manner of vocalization to recreate the sounds of a mother giving birth. The vocalization is processed live using Max/MSP, and is accompanied by the sounds of water and whale songs, making for a beautiful sonic connection between woman and earth. Performed by Lindsey Stormo, soprano.

 

Aleksei R. Stevens: Shy

Performed by Eileen Mack, clarinetist,and Stevens, laptop, Shy is an interactive, surround-sound electroacoustic work that makes use of sounds recorded in and around Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The sounds were recorded, processed, and edited into loops and short "scenes", which are played back and spatialized on the fly in reaction to the clarinettist's playing (which is largely improvised, but follows a prescribed general outline).

Rama Gottfried: Transparencies 2

Transparencies 2 was composed for short wave radio and interactive real-time sound processing. The composer writes that the piece makes use of "reception, interference and projection; transmissions through walls vs. the ambient radiation of nearby electronic devices vs. constructed sound reinforcements."

 

Anna Clyne: Choke

Choke is written for baritone saxophone, recorded sounds, and film. Performed by Argeo Ascani, saxophone. The film is by Jon Niborg Speier.

 

 

 

PLOrk

The Princeton Laptop Orchestra, a performance group that continually grows out of a seminar at Princeton University, led in different ways at different times by Perry Cook, Dan Trueman, Scott Smallwood, and Ge Wang, performs music composed expressly for Ear to the Earth. The current mambers are: Alan Tormey, Ananya Misra, Andrea Mazzariello, Anne Hege, Ge Wang, John Fontein, Laurie Hollander, Matt Hoffman, Margaret R. Daniel, Michael Hammond, Perry R. Cook, Rebecca Fiebrink, Samson Young, Scott Elmegreen, Scott Smallwood, and Spencer Salazar.