Now that I know how to add videos to this page, thought I’d put these up. They are two short excerpts of a concert I did with Morton Subotnick and Sue Costabile in San Francisco this past March (2007). They look like they were shot by someone in the audience on their cellphone camera. Very odd. We spend a week at Naut Humon‘s Recombinant Media Labs recording and filming the entire piece for Mode Records. The DVD will be released next year sometime. In this section of the piece, the changes to the various soundfiles, triggered from the computer, follow the dynamics of my voice. My actual vocal sounds are not heard, but the loudness and articulation have a huge effect. The visuals in the back are being created live by Sue.
The trio, left to right, Mort, me, Sue:
Me rocking out:
I’ve been touring with Mort pretty regularly since we both performed our music with Anna Halprin in Paris in 2004. (I performed my score for Intensive Care, and he and I performed his score for Parades & Changes.) We started working on his Until Spring Revisited, with Sue Costabile providing the visuals, and have performed it about a dozen times over the last few years, including a gig at the Library of Congress last year. Hopefully we’ll present it one last time in NY next year when the DVD is released.