Mark Trayle performs original sonic works on a variety of user interfaces of his own design ranging from credit card scanner to gramophone to musical saw to tin can, all wired to electronic and computer soundmaking devices.
In an afternoon lecture/demonstration he will discuss the hardware and software used to make the pieces, and will provide background on the ideas behind them.
French musicians Cécile Daroux (flute) and Nicolas Vérin (composer) present a concert of contemporary music for flute and electronics by Vérin and others, including premieres of two new works by UCI faculty composers Yung Wha Son and Christopher Dobrian, and a special guest appearance by flutist Pedro Eustache.
Cécile Daroux, virtuosic flutist and specialist in contemporary music, leads an afternoon master class in contemporary techniques and performance practices.
New York composer Neil Rolnick leads an ensemble of UCI student musicians in a concert of his original chamber works, including "Screen Scenes" for computer-directed ensemble, and the emotional "Requiem Songs - for the victims of nationalism" composed in response to the ethnic cleansing in eastern Europe.
In an afternoon workshop with chamber music students, Rolnick will discuss the role of improvisation and electronics in his music, demonstrating with excerpts from the evening concert.
A new computerized musical-theatrical "digital opera" by UCI professors Douglas-Scott Goheen and Christopher Dobrian in collaboration with other faculty and students; a multi-media performance in which music, lights, video, and environmental elements are all under the realtime control of computers, engagingly and intelligently interacting with the live performers.
In an afternoon presentation, the collaborators discuss the challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration, integration of diverse computer-controlled media, and process-oriented composition for computerized performance.
Amy Knoles, percussionist, performs interactive computer music "the old fashioned way - with interpretive passion supported by controlled technique..."[L.A. Times] using an array of samplers, synthesizers, acoustic percussion instruments, electronic drums, and MIDI mallet instrument. She has worked with such composers as John Cage, Quincy Jones, Steve Reich, Morton Subotnick, and Frank Zappa.
In the afternoon she will demonstrate the technology she uses and will discuss the interpretive challenges and rewards of performing with computers.