some recent solo electronic music now on soundcloud
Phantom Rooms is a composition for a network of computers along with acoustic instruments. It uses the resonant frequencies of an architectural space as essential components of the composition, through the use of filtering and feedback. Rooms appear in other rooms as acoustic phantoms, their resonant frequencies disturbing the acoustics of the rooms they haunt.
The piece was most recently performed at the Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles, Culver City to be exact), on October 21st, 2012. Performers were located in 4 rooms (including an outdoor courtyard) on the 2nd floor of the Museum. The performance was coordinated over a local area network. Two of the instrumentalists used a real-time graphic score (based on Wadada Leo Smith’s Ankhrasmation notation) to coordinate with the laptop players. Here’s a very condensed video of the almost hour-long performance.
Phantom Rooms was first presented in a telematic performance in Cuneo and Torino (Italy) in October of 2010. Performers were…