Presented by Nonsequitur.
New York-based composer Carver Audain creates immersive sound environments using digital signal processing and editing techniques on a variety of environmental and instrumental recordings. His recent works continue to explore harmonic structures comprised of slowly shifting sound fields that merge and transform within their physical surroundings. Tonight he presents three works:
rotor (shifting) is a stereophonic work which represents a continuation of the acousmatic practice, largely comprised of piano and voice.
shell.shore.storm (shifting) is a monophonic work adapted for multiple channel systems. Comprised of environmental recordings and guitar, this piece was inspired by a visit to the beach during a tempestuous summer storm.
continental drift is comprised of organ and guitar, intended for multiple channel systems. This piece is based around some of his earliest work involving organ, and was not fully realized until the addition of live guitar.
Rafael Anton Irisarri is a Seattle-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, curator, producer, and interdisciplinary artist predominantly associated with post-minimalist, drone, and ambient music. His recorded output captures an essential vision of floating tones, deep pulsing bass and textured Gaussian curves. His use of ostinato phrases taps into minimalist ideals, whilst his use of atmospheric layers of reverb suggests a more cinematic quality. His work is widely published on over a dozen labels around the globe, including Morr Music, Touch, Room40, Ghostly International, and Miasmah. Irisarri will be debuting a new piece for electric guitar, synthesizer, and digital looping objects.