My new work for laptop ensemble, Electric Monster and the Invasion of the Incredible B.S.O.s will premiere this Tuesday, May 4th at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Tryon Festival Theater in Urbana Illinois!!!
I put together an ad hoc laptop ensemble featuring University of Illinois students, staff, associates, and an alumni (me). The piece has come together very well, and each member of the ensemble is contributing in new and exciting ways each time we run the piece. It’s one of those pieces where each performance is different because each player has a lot of leeway in the sounds and effects that they can use, and new juxtapositions of sound are constantly created.
Here is a brief preview of the piece. I’ll post more video and audio soon after the performance Tuesday.
My wonderful performers:
Mark Smart and Philip Schuessler, B.S.O. soloists
Kurt Werner, Gautam Srikishan, Jason Mitchell, Jake Rundall, Ming-Ching Chiu, and myself, laptops