for piano and UDKOSC performer
Tele-Harmonium is a mixed-reality work for piano and virtual UDKOSC performer which attempts to combine traditional performance practice with a motion and gesture-based performance modaility inside the Tele-harmonium, a virtual building/instrument fully-rendered in the Unreal Engine 3. Tele-harmonium was written for pianist Chrysi Nanou and premiered at the 2010 MiTo Festival in Milano, Italy. The piece makes use of Scarlatti's Sonata For Keyboard in D Minor, K.213 (L.108) "The Lover" as a central theme, both through direct quotation and through modification.
Dichotomous Harmonies with Jieun Oh and Spencer Salazar
for 1001 analog and digital trombones
Dichotomous Harmonies is a multi-media work based on a melodic excerpt from Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah combining 1000 virtual performances of the melody on Smule's Leaf Trombone iPhone instrument with live visualization, interactive iPad-controlled processing and a single live trombonist.
Dei Due Mondi with Juan-Pablo Caceres
for 8 Sirikata performers
Dei Due Mondi explores the use of virtual space as both communal instrument and dynamic meeting space, bringing together musical performers from around the globe who interact with the environment as well as themselves as the piece unfolds. Worlds collide and become one as motion and gesture in the virtual world are realized as audible sound and music in the physical world. The audience itself teeters on the edge, positioned between two worlds, as a multi-channel sound system surrounds and envelops the concert hall, placing virtual performers and their musical gestures around and directly within the listening space.
for 6 channel resonance guitar and iPhone
...of giants was written for the Berdahl resonance guitar and features an 8-channel ambisonic output patch and an iPhone controller. The work can be performed as a solo piece for guitar + electronics or as in its premiere with doublebassist Jeremy Baguyos, in tandem with another performer. In the latter configuration, the second performer's audio output is routed into the guitar as a secondary source of resonance for the guitar's electromagnets.
jord og himmel
for q3osc and lOrchestra
Jord og Himmel explores the use of virtual space as both communal instrument and dynamic meeting space, bringing together musical performers from around the globe who interact with the environment as well as themselves as the piece unfolds. Worlds collide and become one as motion and gesture in the virtual world are realized as audible sound and music in the physical world. The audience itself teeters on the edge, positioned between two worlds, as a multi-channel sound system surrounds and envelops the concert hall, placing virtual performers and their musical gestures around and directly within the listening space. Jord og Himmel is the second work realized in q3osc and has been presented in two distinct forms: first, as a co-located networked trio between Robert Hamilton, Juan-Pablo Caceres (Stanford) and Mario Mora (Chile) on June 3, 2009 as part of a telematic net vs. net concert at CCRMA, and second as a large-scale work for 16 q3osc performers on a June 4th concert at Dinkelspiel Auditorium by the Stanford Laptop Orchestra.
nous sommes tous Fernando...
for q3osc and lOrchestra
An improvisatory performance environment built for the Stanford Laptop Orchestra for 5-20 laptops and distributed hemispherical speaker arrays. A five-performer, 5 speaker configuration of
for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, electric guitar +/- computer
Commissioned by Stanford University's CCRMA for the 2006 NewStage:CCRMA Festival. The piece was premiered on April 28th at CCRMA's Stage at the evening concert featuring works by John Chowning, Dexter Morrill and a number of CCRMA Alumni and friends. The performance was conducted by Christopher Jones and performed by Nicholas Ong (piano), Graeme Jennings (violin), Stephen Harrison (cello), Sam Williams (electric guitar), Matt Ingals (clarinet) and Emma Moon (flute).
maps & legends
multi-user 8-channel compositional map
An interactive multi-channel, multi-user work for PD and the q3apd Quake III modification.
is the same... is not the same
for alto-saxophone and computer
Commissioned by saxophonist and composer C.R. Kasprzyk - is a multi-leveled development of a five-note theme from Paul Creston's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano. Written in the Fall of 2004, the piece draws inspiration and its title from the words of composer and pedagogue Narcis Bonet. Through rhythmic and harmonic variation of the saxophone part, coupled with real-time and pre-recorded transformations of pitched and unpitched sound materials, is the same... is not the same, attempts to create a continuously shifting sound world where the interactions between saxophonist and computer can range from complementary and harmonic to confrontational and antagonistic.
i have four pictures of you sleeping
for solo violin +/- computer
Written for Sergio Martinoli in July 2004 while studying with Michel Merlet at l'Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France. The piece consists of a prelude and four subsequent images/movements which each derive their content from four cells in the prelude.
reveillez-vous: etude no. 1
for 8-channel computer
reveillez-vous: etude no. 1 is a study of vocal re-purposing presented in eight-channel computer processed audio. Source material for the piece is principally derived from the recording "Reveillez-Vous Belle Endormie (Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty)" by French-Canadian singer Claude Méthé as presented on the Smithsonian Folkways recording Mademoiselle, Voulez-Vous Dansez?.
piano interactions #1 & #2
for piano and computer
Written in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins University Technology Fellowship Program. The Digital Music Interactions project sought to create an online resource for performers interested in exploring methods of performing with technology. The Interactions Etudes, of which the Piano Interactions were the first to be realized, are written to provide a coherent and well designed introduction to performing with technology. Piano Interactions #1 was awarded first prize in the annual Prix d'Eté competition at the Peabody Institute in 2004.
museau de singe
for doublebass, piano & computer
Composition for double bass, piano, and real-time computer processing in MAX/MSP in three movements. Movement one was presented at the Peabody Computer Music Seminar on April 2, 2003 and was performed by Jeremy Baguyos (Double Bass), Chryssie Nanou (Piano), and Robert Hamilton (Computer). The entire work was premiered at the Peabody Computer Music Department recital on May 8, 2003. The work was written for Jeremy Baguyos and the Modulus Ensemble.