02-13-12 – New York City, NY>Philadelphia, PA – for an experimental improvisatory dance music project with the aim of live performance.
I would like to start out very simply working with a percussionist of some sort, electronic or otherwise.
I would play the bass and we would focus on developing an improvisatory rapport.
If it seems necessary, we could also design a methodology for the generation of discrete musical events of variable repeatability, “songs”. But it should eventually sound like a slicker version of a drum circle.
Later, I would like to incorporate interactive computer elements to amplify and expound upon our spontaneously generated metrical ideas.
I have spent several years working with Pure Data in this regard. Imagine something like a very complex, dynamic delay pedal.
Toward that end, people specializing in synthy, Eno-esque treatments are most welcome, as will be video artists/animators working with interactive digital technologies.
I would like to emphasize that the DANCE element will be of utmost importance.
Ideally, we would create with our performances an atmosphere of possibility for the audience to explore movement or even vocalization. Sweat-inducing, altered-state stuff.
Here are some things I’m interested in off the top of my head:
* Polyrhythms and metrical modulations
* Minimalism / Maximalism
* Generative computer music
* Free/Spiritual Jazz
* John Cage
* Neue Sachlichkeit
* Non-idiomatic spontaneous improvisation
* James Brown
* Transcendental ideas about freedom
Okay! Let’s do it!