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THE AIR BAND (2007)

The Air Band gets its name from the first instrument built for the band. The midi air guitar was designed to allow an air guitarist to actually control the music(s) he was playing. Over time controls became refined and simultaneously diversified. New gestures and sounds were added to create instruments such as: air drums, motion-synthesizer and shaky shaky. Eventually an ensemble took hold of these instruments, wrote music for them and formed.

 
 
 

Welfare Woman (2005)

  • Music to documentary picture set

  • full orchestra
  • recorded live at the
    Manhattan School of Music
    in New York City

 

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in Gong (2004)

  • remodeling and stretching
    the sound of a gong

  • undefined instrumentation
  • led by light system
  • recorded live at the
    Manhattan School of Music
    in New York City

 

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Lifelines: Room 511 (2005)

Also featuring:

  • Ayumi Takeshima (violin)
  • Joanne Choi (cello)
  • Jonathan Kay (bass clarinet)
  • Langdon C. Crawford (electronics)

 

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see all clips at:
http://www.voicelessopera.com

 

the storm of four eyes (2004)

  • four instrumentalists
    • different time signatures
    • different key signatures
    • different tempos
  • sitting in different corners of a four corner room
  • playing to independent click track
  • recorded live in Greenfield Hall at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City
  • mixed to a surround sound DVD and a stereo mp3

 

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BONUS! Schoenberg op. 19 mvt IV, U EWE YOU, Rock Paper Scissors
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