Toy Pianos after Dark (January 6, 2018)- Festival Founder and Director, Elizabeth A. Baker performs with her duo partner Erich Barganier at Cage Brewing, in a special late night concert as part of the 2018 Florida International Toy Piano Festival. The Baker-Barganier Duo will be joined by Montreal-based composer/percussionist Preston Beebe.
I Found a Pearl in the Wall this Morning (December 18, 2017) - Orlando, FL The Gallery at Avalon Island, 7 PM - I Found a Pearl in the Wall this Morning features a performer as a non-descript automaton following directions from a remote anonymous source via real-time internet document on a tablet. The audience interacts with the “Autonomous Controller” through a group text messaging application that conceals the phone numbers of audience members. A dystopian micro-society is created within the audience as the application boots members out of the group when someone is idle for too long, and due to the fact that the “Anonymous Controller” will make choices as to which of the audience suggestions are sent to the automaton.
The Autonomous Controller’s prompts to the Automaton range from musical instructions to movement instructions to interaction with the audience and performance space. The Automaton constantly carries a tablet with them to see the prompts from the Anonymous Controller.
In addition to controlling the Automaton, the Anonymous Controller manipulates the electronic synthesizers and effects processing on physical instruments in the performance space from a remote location.. The Automaton reacts immediately to the commands, inwardly realizing the possibilities of their world through interaction with physical instruments, while other commands demand that the Automaton reaches outside of their inner dialogue to explore the outer universe of audience and physical performance space.
Improtech at University of Pennsylvania(December 13, 2017) - (Lecture) The concept of a laptop orchestra has become entrenched in academia and is not necessarily accessible to those with limited technological abilities. This talk deals with how we can democratize laptop orchestras, strategies for how to organize any group of people with access to a laptop and Supercollider into a laptop orchestra, and strategies to connect participants remotely. This talk will also address the laptop orchestra as an effective pedagogical tool as a STEM project in Hackerspaces and Makerspaces.
TISCH School of Dance Concert(December 1 - 2 2017) - Jack Crystal Theater, 5th Floor NYU Tisch School of the Arts 111 Second Avenue, Floor 3 NY, NY 10003 - My piece, Crossroads in a Fever Dream will score a new choreography by Ayala Abrams. The show starts at 7:30 PM, admission is free.
Grad Composers' Collective Fall Concert (November 19, 2017) - A collection of new compositions by NYU composers will be premiered. The event will take place at the Provincetown Playhouse at 8 PM. Admission is free. I will premier Three Bagatelles for bassoon and electronics.
Immersion Room(November 15, 2017) - I will be presenting Rakka at 7:30 PM in the immersion room at NYU's Bobst Library with a few other composers for a night of electroacoustic music.
NYU Mix: NYU Percussion Ensemble (October 23, 2017) - My percussion piece, Bird-Scattered, will receive its world premier alongside 9 other newly composed works. The event takes place at the Frederick Loewe Theatre, 7:30 PM. Free event.
A Concert of New Music (October 15, 2017) - I will be performing a collaborative piece, Sunyata, for electric guitar, supercollider and microphones that have been transformed into bells with Toshi Tsuruoka at The Tank in downtown NYC 312 W 36th St. Tickets are $15 and the show begins at 3 PM
NYU Youth Music Festival(October 14, 2017) - Fox Wedding will be getting its live premier at this concert, featuring a slew of new works performed by children between 6 - 17 years of age. The concert will take place at Saturday at 7pm in Frederick Loewe Theater (35 West 4th street). This is a free event.
Soundtracks for video games and soundscapes for business environments