Stream 1: Concert
Cyberspace | August 17 | 5:00 pm CDT
cloudy water conflux
Patrick Grant, Gregory Oakes, Kate von Bernthal, Ryne Siesky, Patti Kilroy, George Lam, Daniel Reyes Llinas, Ting Luo, Michael Roth, Gloria Damijan, Ron Coulter, Jair-Rohm Parker Wells, John Ferrari
This piece will never be finished. It is a process, like an equation. Its outcome is variable, like a game of chess. What is presented in this premiere is only but one run, one outcome, out of many possible compositions. Structures found in blockchain are of unlimited potential as are the structures we can musically map. In short, it is a search for a new autonomy. I hope the music here sounds as wonderful to you as all the musicians were that I worked with in making it possible. Thank you all!
Gregory Oakes, clarinet
Kate von Bernthal, alto & soprano saxophone
Ryne Siesky, trumpet
Patti Kilroy, violin
George Lam, violin
Daniel Reyes Llinas, electric guitar
Ting Luo, piano
Michael Roth, keyboard
Gloria Damijan, piano & toy piano
Ron Coulter, vibraphone & percussion
Jair-Rohm Parker Wells, electric upright bass
John Ferrari, drum set & percussion
Patrick Grant, additional electric guitar
Processing the American Dream
"Ellis Island" is a video installation that I specifically created for NYC based Choreographer and Composer Meredith Monk's solo piano work, which I have performed often in live (and virtual) settings as part of my "Ensemble in Process" concert series that I started in the UK in May of 2017. The vintage footage that were used in the installation were assembled from the documentary "Island of Hope - Island of Tears: The Story of Ellis Island (2004 GPI Films).
Get Rich Quick
In less than one year, I’ve been able to amass a personal net worth of over one million dollars. And I did so using a unique formula that’s been proven successful week after week—month after month with no signs of slowing down. This formula is not a scheme or a scam…and this has nothing to do with anything you’d be ashamed to be involved in. The claims I’m making are factual and they are all based on my personal experience. Just pay those bills when it comes in!"
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
"Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" was created in response to COVID-19, a verse taken from Emma Lazarus’s 1883 poem “The New Colossus." The landscape of American citizens wearing masks in public was a stark contrast from Lazarus’s plea to “breathe free." I experimented with various techniques and textural ranges of this instrument before creating the video art, as the material contracting and expanding throughout the work symbolizes the poet’s metaphor from this particular verse.
Brian Mark, piano, delay pedal processing
Luke Gullickson, pianist
Kate Alexandrite, video artist
Cole Bartels trombone
brianjmark.com | meredithmonk.org | iandicke.com | lukegullickson.com
katealexandrite.com | brianjmark.com | colebartels.com
Selections from “Cedar”
Kaley Lane Eaton
"Controlled Burn" and "Smoke" are the first two singles from composer/producer/singer-songwriter Kaley Lane Eaton's upcoming solo album, "cedar", an apocalyptic chamber-pop explosion exploring themes of climate, destruction, time, fire, and resistance.
Kaley Lane Eaton, vocals, piano, producer
Heather Bentley, electric 7-string violin
Leanna Keith, flutes
brightshiny.ninja/cedar | kaleylaneeaton.com
Stream 2: Concert
Cyberspace | August 17 | 5:00 pm CDT
Elischa Kaminer, An-Laurence Higgins
"Chants d'amour" is a dream-like, highly poetic and gentle work for guitar and voice written for An-Laurence and composed in close collaboration with her. The piece is made of many small movements, most of them under 2 minutes, inspired and built from various musical materials related to care and affection, including an improvisation on a cat's purr, a philosophical folk song, a renaissance love song and a song for An-Laurence's friend from her teenage years whom she regrets losing touch with.
Elischa Kaminer, electronics, synthesizer, mixing
An-Laurence Higgins, guitar, singer, spoken words, video
Queer Ears Mastering, mastering
Stéphane Claude, audio recording
No Hay Banda, production
Special thanks to Maxime Daigneault and Véronique Girard
an-laurence.ca | elischakaminer.com