Politics I & Artist Talk @ ACMC2022

Australasian Computer Music Conference 2022: Proximity. Wavy lines in a grid
Australasian Computer Music Conference 2022: Proximity

Super excited to be back with friends at the Australasian Computer Music Conference for both an Artist Talk and a performance of Politics I. There will be quite a few housekeeping updates to the software, but most notable will be Discord integration for users without twitter or for those who can’t text US numbers!

You can find our more about the conference here. Once I get the conference schedule, I’ll update this post!

Update: The Artist Talk will be at 11:00PM EST 8/30/22, and a link to the event can be found here: https://www.acmc2022.com/artist-talks

Update 2: The performance of Politics I, Cybernetic Republic will be during the artist talk. toy_3 will be performed during the Day Two morning concert (5:30PM EST 8/31/22, 9:30AM NZT 9/1/22). https://www.acmc2022.com/day-two-morning-concert

toy_3 at NYCEMF


toy_3 will be performed live at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival later this month! Right now it’s scheduled for a concert on June 21st, but I am trying to get it moved to a concert on the 26th for scheduling accommodations with the other performers.

Visuals from toy_3

Hope to see you there!

UPDATE: Both works will be performed on the last concert of the festival (yay!). Niloufar Nourbakhsh and I will be performing my work as well as Daria Semegen’s Vignettes Transfigurations.

Concert Details:

The Loreto Theater
18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Sunday, June 26, 2022

Politics I at Web Audio Conference 2022

Politics I will be performed on the Art Work track at the 7th International Web Audio Conference. I’ll update this post as more details arrive, but you’ll be able to participate in Cannes, France — in person, or online!

For more details on the conference, check it out here. More coming soon as conference schedule is settled!

Politics I @ Peabody Institute

On March 14th at 6:00PM, the Peabody Institute’s laptop ensemble will be performing a scored version of politics I. Here, the students in the ensemble will receive instructions on what texts to submit so as to control—concretely—the musical direction of the work. Because movement one of the work is meant to be largely deterministic in its sonification (so that actors within the audience can replicate results they find aesthetically pleasing), it should be an interesting experiment in the expressive capabilities of the system. I am also speaking to the ensemble on Monday about the system and my praxis more generally and then rehearsing/workshopping the work. Should be a ton of fun!

Presenting at BFE/RMA Conference & Music and Democracy Study Days in Jan. 2022

I’ll be presenting research on participation, political theory, and music technology that I have been working on for the past several years at both the Music and Democracy Study Days: Rethinking Participatory Processes Through Music, and the British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference in January. The title of the paper is “Dissensus, Refusal and Participatory Music: Negation and Rupture in Crowd in C,” which I have been developing for an invited chapter in a volume on post-politics and the aesthetic imagination. I am really excited for some fruitful talks that develop my thinking on topics that my music is explicitly engaging with.

You can find out more about the conference and the workshop, as well as their schedule of events here:

British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference

6 to 8 January, 2022

Music and Democracy Study Days: Rethinking Participatory Processes Through Music

14-15 January 2022

Creep With Highline Chamber Ensemble and Hirona Amamiya

Arranged & transcribed this in a day of work based on the well known Carrie Manoulakis rendition, but with lush strings and a written out—virtuoso piano part for Xiayin Wang.
Creep @ Sleep No More Supercinema

Due to popular demand, we sewed together this crowd footage of our arrangement of Radiohead's Creep sung by the gorgeous Hirona. Arrangement by Eric Lemmon. Thanks to Shu for the main footage.

Posted by Highline Chamber Ensemble on Thursday, February 18, 2016