1. music: Matt Sledgianowski and Calvin Hanson

    Notes by the artists:

    Calvin Hanson = awesome; Eric Marks = awesome; Matt Sledge = awesome;

    piano = prepared;
    synth_on = false; digital_processing = awesome;

    if(piano == prepared)
    synth_on = true;
    piano += digitial_processing; }

    while(song_position < song_end); }

    # vimeo.com/45854117 Uploaded
  2. performers: Connor Favero, Scott Covell, Joe Turner

    Notes by the artists:

    A mostly improvised and very loud piece written by Connor
    Favero. Using cut up samples and generated noise, he and
    ensemble aim to create a unique sound sculpture out of this wall
    of sound.

    # vimeo.com/45854673 Uploaded
  3. music/vocals/programming: Kasey Clarke

    Notes by the artist:

    Hello Computer is the result of studying music through a
    computer programming language called SuperCollider for
    the past year. The objective of this piece is to showcase the
    interaction between the predetermined music from the computer
    and the expressive input from the vocalist.

    # vimeo.com/45855697 Uploaded
  4. music and performance: Arron Rudeen

    Notes by the artist:

    Arron Rudeen's All American One Man Rude-Rose Blues
    Band presents three short pieces that feature digitally processed
    electric guitar. The live guitar will be run through a Boss Loop
    Station 300 and a Digi-Tech RP80 WAH Box. This technology
    allows for a solo performer to layer sounds on top of each other
    until an encompassing sound world is formed.

    1. Loop-A-Speck-Tack-You-Oula
    The organic qualities of the guitar are combined with
    blues and hip-hop textures through syncopated looped
    rhythms and rich warm textures of bass and slide guitar.

    2. Modern Day D-J
    A heavy bass line, a punk rock attitude and a
    disco beat are infused before giving way to more
    exposed “turntablism.”

    3. Mo Robot Talk
    The extraneous noises of the preceding performance are
    captured further manipulated into robot sounds. These sounds
    converse back and forth playfully; picture marionette puppets
    interacting. Listen close to what is being said; there is a glimpse
    into the end.

    # vimeo.com/45856121 Uploaded
  5. music & piano performance: Eric Hansen

    Notes by the artist:

    Once upon a time, deep within the furthest reaches of the
    internet, a man unearthed an ancient, arcane technology hidden
    away a long time ago, in the 80's. It was known simply as
    Famitracker, and it granted its user the power to write music
    like that of old video games of yore. The man harnessed this
    dangerous power, and with it, he crafted his greatest artistic
    works. Legend has it that he even demonstrated some of this
    music at a concert exactly like this one, many months ago,
    and his exploits were deemed a resounding triumph. The man,
    hoping to repeat the success he found that day, set about writing
    his next great work, but he was not satisfied. "No!" Exclaimed
    the man. "This is not enough! I need to bring an original idea to
    this work to truly make it shine!" He had an idea. "I shall learn
    to play the piano!" And so he did, and to his surprise, he found
    that he was a terrible pianist. But he practiced and practiced until
    his fingers were sore, and slowly, he became less terrible, and
    soon was able to put his plan into motion to combine his video
    game music with a live piano performance. But Famitracker
    had become sentient, and it had become evil, as renegade AI
    is wont to do. And in its 8-bit heart, the program felt shunned,
    wanting to be the center of attention and not share its spotlight
    with physical instruments. It desired to see the man exposed and
    humiliated in front of a large crowd of onlookers, judging him as
    the marginal pianist he was. But the program's plan was doomed
    to fail, for the man could not be humiliated. He knew no shame.
    That man is me, Eric Hansen, and I just wrote a completely
    ridiculous mock fairy tale to explain why I am playing piano
    over some beeps and bloops.

    # vimeo.com/45857888 Uploaded

Musaic 2012

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Musaic 2012
Music + Computers = Happiness
7:30 pm – Black Box Theatre
Friday, June 8th
Presented by Students of the EdCC Music Department

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