When creating this piece, I had big plans. A large stage, lots of people, and a lot of yelling. However, that did not happen; something way more interesting came of those ideas that I once had. Continue reading
Title cards are in the last post!
Technical Rider Pt. II
- There will be the simple camera shots. Camera C is to be be directly in front, a bit into the crowd.
- Specific mics aren’t needed – it’s pretty audible from the back of the black box.
- I may need to see if Camera A can be adjusted to look at the bowl more, so I can slow motion the water going everywhere.
- Rehearsal times are Monday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 27th at 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
Progress Update: I had cracked the ONLY bowl that I own, but it is fine – it still works with a bit of duct tape at the bottom! I’ve reviewed the footage and found the water and stones to be audible over the audio if the mix is cut down by about 50%. Because this performance is also going to be live, it will be easier to see and hear. Continue reading
The simulated performance of ZenMan Thought Processes is up on youtube! Here is the video! (Score is here.)
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Here is the updated score.
A video should be posted tonight of this performance!
Sometimes it is just best to reflect.
Reflections is a visual score – the resulting performance is an assessment of ideas and the thought process, in sonic form. It is composed in a sort of A, B, A1 style, and is meant to be very psychological. It is strictly composed of past experience and prior documentation. I’ve taken a bit of inspiration from Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman’s “TV Cello,” the doctrine of affections (Johann Mattheson’s version), and Steve Reich’s idea of sound repetition and manipulation, putting it in an indeterminate music style. Continue reading
I’ve decided that the argument won’t exactly work out – too many variables. So, I’ve cut some things down. We will still be incorporating these few things:
And that is it. Stripping it down to the bare bones!
Now, this piece will be made more to fit around the cellist, Mr. Ulrich. The piece is as follows: Continue reading
In the beginning, everything is dark; only the cellist (Mr. Ulrich) is illuminated.
Mr. Ulrich will begin playing whatever piece of famous music for cello that comes to mind.
Happiness. (Computer Pitch – A5)
Mr. Ulrich will continue to play the piece that he decides to play with more volume and expression, as performers walk on stage. Each performer will be wearing white, not because it is easier to see, but because white is more reflective than any other color. Continue reading