Philip White

Electronic Music Foundation
presents

Philip White

Saturday, June 4, 7:30pm

Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow St.
New York, NY

Admission: Free

This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Special support for this program has been provided by Jerome Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Meet The Composer's Cary New Music Performance Fund, Amphion Foundation, and several individuals.




↓ Program

PROGRAM

\ ..................................................................................................................................Philip White
    For non-linear feedback system

R We Who R We.............................................................................................................Philip White
    Electronics and voice
    Ted Hearne, voice

ABOUT THE ARTIST


Philip White
Philip White’s current performances focus on a non-linear feedback system with homemade circuits. Currrent projects include thenumber46 with chuck johnson with philip white, and collaborations with Ted Hearne, Taylor Levine and Phil Stearns. He has performed with Toshimaru Nakamura, Gene Coleman, Kenta Nagai, Tomomi Adachi , MV Carbon, Michael Schumacher, and Nisi Jacobs.

Ted Hearne
Ted Hearne is a composer, conductor and performer. His Katrina Ballads was awarded the 2009 Gaudeamus International Composers Award, released by New Amsterdam Records, and named one of the best classical albums of 2010 by Time Out Chicago and The Washington Post. Upcoming commissions include works for DITHER, Toomai Quintet, and Ensemble Klang. Hearne’s work is available exclusively through Good Child Music.

ABOUT THE MUSIC

Philip White premieres \ , a simple and slow work that phase-modulates sine waves in the ultrasonic range, gradually producing sidebands at lower frequencies until reaching the sub-sonic range, at which point the higher frequencies are rolled off until only the low tone remains.

R Who We R We is a collaboration between Philip White (electronics) and Ted Hearne (voice). It is a suite of short pieces, in which assertions of identity in pop music are deconstructed. In White's words, "We dissect songs by Michael Jackson, Ke$ha, Eminem and others, subjecting them to arbitrary processes applied to both lyrical and sonic elements. Measures are reordered, lyrics are alphabetized, the backup choir is given the solo mic; garbled lyrics become absurd poems couched in profundity, melodies from the processed text become vocal lines, those vocal lines become control voltages in a chaotic electronic feedback system; four-on-the-floor endures, autotune abounds."

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