I just came across this animation of one of György Ligeti‘s few electronic compositions Artikulation (1958). This animated sequence puts my collaboration with Piotr Szyhalski, Post-prepared Piano, in historical context. The visuals for Ligeti’s piece were created by Rainer Wehinger in response to the music, while in Post-prepared Piano (see the animated sequence) the visuals are converted directly into an electronic version of an existing work through a computerized process.
This is one out of a collection of synthesizer tracks that I’ve been sitting on for a long time. Apart from the percussion, Libration (not to be confused with liberation) Dub was made entirely with the Casio CZ-1000
analog phase distortion synthesizer.
The Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts is starting this Wednesday, September 29, and continues through Saturday, October 2, 2010. The festival this year includes yet another impressive array of artists.
I will be performing a solo Ostraka set on Saturday, October 2, prior to Caly McMorrow, and the amazing Fred Frith. Unbelievably, all of the performances and exhibits are free and open to the public. Checkout the Spark Festival website for details.
I’ll be performing at the Love Power Church, 1407 South Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, upstairs at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 2 just before Caly McMorrow.