Subotnick’s Until Spring Revisited

Saturday, August 25, 2007

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.

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Matt Tennie August 25, 2007 at 2:00 pm

This is wonderful stuff. I’m surprised it sounds so good from that camera phone. I read an article about this piece and it mentioned the live vocal sampling that you do, Miguel. It’s very cool stuff! I hope I can catch it live. Beautiful work!!

Priscila Jaksic April 28, 2012 at 11:21 am

I seldom write comments, but i did some searching and wound up here Subotnick’s Until Spring Revisited. And I actually do have 2 questions for you if you don’t mind. Could it be simply me or does it seem like a few of the comments appear as if they are written by brain dead people? πŸ˜› And, if you are posting at other social sites, I would like to follow anything new you have to post. Could you make a list of the complete urls of all your communal pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

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