New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Next, if you want to really get digitized, come visit the NIME conference in the first week of June, 6-9. New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Granted, it’s one of the techiest of the techie events, but in my world these folks are fantastic fun and experts at making playable interfaces for electronic music (why wouldn’t i love ’em?). This year, Luke DuBois is curating the performance angle and has asked Kathleen Supove and myself to share a concert and exhibit some of our work that is closely tied to electronics. Of course, try to yank me away from my laptop, and we have a problem. For my half, expect September Canons by Ingram Marshall, a new piece by Dan Trueman, new work with video by Andreas Weixler and Se-Lien Chuang and some new work of my own in collaboration with Luke DuBois’ video (see below) Kathleen will present compositions by Neil Rolnick, Eric Lyon, and Dafna Naphtali. An ensemble piece by Cort Lippe opens the program featuring the NYU New Music Ensemble.
Dan Trueman was kind enough to take on a commission from me (see below) for Hardanger Fiddle, Violin, Bass Clarinet and Piano which will serve as the finale to the evening. I’ve wanted to do something with my violin/tech colleague for a long time. However, due to an unforeseen unavoidable conflict, Michael Lowenstern cannot join us as advertised, so stepping up to the plate at short notice for the Trueman composition is another of my favorite musicians and collaorators, Ken Thomson, also known for his longtime affiliations with Cantaloupe Music and Gutbucket.