January 6, 2013
|Karen with theremin, ca 2000|
When Santa's out his workshop works into a roilsome party of drums and tam tam.
January 8, 2013
Chaconne: 4 midi versions - Keith Eisenbrey
If one were clever and patient with midi I suppose something could be done beyond producing the bare idea of a score. I tried out 4 different patches (clarinet, two guitars, and violin) whose real-instrument counterparts share qualities the piece needs in order to function: a large pitch range, a large dynamic range, and a shift in color from one end of the pitch range to another. That said, the piece was really designed for clarinet and it would surprise me greatly (and please me greatly) if it were possible to play on guitar or violin. The problem with the clarinet patch is that to a certain extent the dynamic levels produce a sense of proximity rather than strength of tone. The acoustic guitar patch seems to have a different size guitar body for each pitch. Both the acoustic guitar and violin patches don't even try to model open string resonance and the electric guitar patch was spitty and monochromatic. An interesting experiment for me as composer, but not a successful one.
In Session at The Tintinabulary
January 7, 2013
Banned Rehearsal 827 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt
Saturday May 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Keith Eisenbrey and Neal Meyer at The Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
Music for solo piano:
Eisenbrey: Welcome to my planet. I come in peace.
Meyer: Cage - Solo for Piano