'Polaris' (2013) is an audiovisual work based on analogic photos from an old crashed television. It was a lush boring summer afternoon and I laid in my grandma's bed when suddenly the TV crashed and all the colors started flipping out. I took many pictures and then I worked on individual frames to realize the video, that I used some years later as rhythmical inspiration to compose the music in real time with the Buchla sequencer. I preserved the primitivism of animated colours through the use of pure waveforms and not processed voices by the swedish singer and composer Ellen Arkbro, who was asked to read for the very first time some italian phrases.+ More details
For the second installment of Q2 Spaces, we visited Morton Subotnick and Joan La Barbara's Greenwich Village apartment, where they've lived and worked for the past 17 years. The walls are lined with the artwork of friends and collaborators and the kitchen cupboard doubles as La Barbara's vocal booth. A shelf in Subotnick's studio houses a piece of the very first Buchla analog synthesizer — the instrument used to create his hugely influential work "Silver Apples of the Moon." The bustling sounds of the city streets sift through their kitchen window. More: http://bit.ly/117RxIz Video: Kim Nowacki & Hannis Brown | Q2 Music. Music: Morton Subotnick And the Butterflies Begin to Sing (New World) The Key to Songs (New Albion) Silver Apples of the Moon (Wergo) mortonsubotnick.com Music: Joan La Barbara ROTHKO (New World Records) Shaman Song (New World Records) joanlabarbara.com Q2 Spaces is produced by Q2 Music, New York Public Radio's online music station devoted to contemporary classical music and dynamic live webcasts from leading new-music venues. Q2 Music lives online at wqxr.org/q2music.+ More details
Produced + Directed by Alex Tyson. Viewing with headphones or a stereo is highly recommended. A film featuring sound artist Charles Cohen improvising on a 1970's Buchla Music Easel. This extremely rare instrument is one of Don Buchla's 200 series. Buchla (a pioneer of audio synthesis) only manufactured 14 of these units. The film was edited from over an hour of free improvisation, with audio taken directly from Charles' mixing board.+ More details
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