It's the thirteenth year of Screen Compositions; in Chinese culture (and we're in Chinatown) 13 is very lucky and means "definitely vibrant"; so this 2017 edition presents a most definitely vibrant collection of intersections of moving image with sonic art; a program of screen works representing dynamic two-way collaborations between video/film artists and sound/music artists specifically intended for single-channel projection with no live or performance component
In "Methods Of Expansion And Contraction" disparate scenes and subjects form a continuous montage of contrastive timbres, textures and sonic eruptions, occasionally interrupted by quiet pulses. The work is presented on a 16-channel sound system, the sounds were created on a Buchla Music Easel and Hordijk Blippoo Box.
Take part in a massive synth orchestra! Eurorack, Moog, Buchla, Serge, Tonto, self-designed instruments: as long as it has patch cords and is analog, it's in! We are looking for about 20+ players to take part in the workshop and performance, to create a massive piece of waves, filtering, noise, and beats!
Nachtstück Recordings NR-20, recorded 2015. Michael Lytle - bassclarinet, contra bassclarinet, voice; Erhard Hirt - guitar, electronics; Hans Tammen - buchla
Samadis Records, recorded February 2016, released March 2016. Total time 39 minutes. Saman Samadi - piano, Blaise Siwula - clarinet/altosax, Hans Tammen - buchla.
As part of Chuck Bettis' Stone Residency: with Dafna Naphtali - voice and live sound processing, Chuck Bettis - electronics + throat, Levy Lorenzo - custom electronic musical instruments, Hans Tammen - analogue synth
Part of the Vox Novus Festival, 60×60 Dance pairs 60 dance ensembles with 60 composers for 60 one-minute performances synchronized with an analog clock. The one-hour dance extravaganza presents a slice of what is happening in the contemporary music scene and the world of modern dance. Two performances of 60×60 Dance will be presented at the Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield place in Downtown Manhattan.
We’ll approach each synth Bit from the point of playability. You’ll learn about the endless combinations in the Synth Kit with oscillators, sequencers, keyboards, filters, envelopes, delays, and (my favorite) the random Bit. The course is also practical because we play together and collaborate as a musical group, and can watch how a millimeter here or there makes a huge musical difference.