I am very grateful to the fabulous trombonist Dylan Chmura-Moore, who took my piece Dissolution on a mini-tour last month. He has recently performed it at University of Wisconsin – Osh Kosh, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Ohio Wesleyan University and the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. Dylan is the first trombonist to run the Max/Msp patch on his own from the stage, stepping through the cues with a foot pedal. On this tour, Dylan has been performing Dissolution with Carolee Schneemann’s film Plumb Line (1971).
Kari Besharse is a composer of both electroacoustic and acoustic music. She is interested in finding new ways to combine and share ideas and materials between the two mediums through a cross-fertilization of processes and ideas. Inspired by the sounds and processes inherent in the natural world, timbre, texture, and sound are essential players in her works, which are often generated from a group of sonic objects or material archetypes that undergo processes of rupture, degradation, alternation, and expansion.