Images of Sound
April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Jeremy Muller and guests musicians for this special Art on the Atlanta BeltLine music performance. Blending musical works and innovative visual elements, the program will include:
- Stalks and Trees and Drops and Clouds, one of the first ever computer-assisted percussion solos by Herbert Brün where the musical notation is a graphic score entirely made by a 1960s-era pen plotter.
- Music for Botany and Omónoia, performed by a percussion ensemble. Music for Botany uses only hand-held instruments (maracas and caxixís) that are entirely made of various types of plant material. Omónoia is a percussion quartet for snare drums and a multitude of implements. The score uses Greek constellations as the basis for the graphic score. Performers organize the pieces to create a completely unique realization of the work.
- Orbitals for solo clarinet and mobile phones. The solo clarinet is accompanied only by generated sounds on the audience cell phones. Thanks to mobile technology it is possible to perform an electroacoustic work like this without the need for electricity. But in addition to the audience participation and essentially turning their phones into multiple small, granular speakers, the phones emit changing light pulses that synchronize with the music in various ways. The phones are basically performing their own “score” to the music with audio/visual elements. In addition to the audience phones there will be 10 small inexpensive tablets to help with accompanying sound and to surround the performer.