Eine Kleine Gamelan Music

Eine Kleine Gamelan Music

Darrin Communications Center-iEARSpace, Room 174

February 15, 2006 7:30 PM - 7:00 AM

As part of its series of public performances, exhibitions and lectures featuring pioneering and emerging artists who explore the boundaries of electronic art, iEAR Presents! welcomes composers and musicians Daniel Goode and Larry Polansky to the Rensselaer campus on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Darrin Communications Center, iEAR space, Room #174. This event marks the public presentation of the artists’ Spring ’06 Create @ iEAR residency, which was made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts Music Program – Residencies in New Music Technology. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Eine Kleine Gamelan Music is a live computer realization of Daniel Goode’s process piece Eine Kleine Gamelan Music, first written for his ensemble Gamelan Son of Lion, but also performed frequently by many different ensembles, as well as Goode himself on solo clarinet. Larry Polansky states, “I had always loved the intelligence, eloquence, humor and richness of this one page score, and during a collaborative residency at P.A.S.S./Harvestworks in New York City with Dan, I wrote a live interactive version of the piece which ‘realizes’ the piece, making decisions in more or less the same way performers would.” At the demonstration, the two composers will discuss the piece, the software, and the full-length compact disk composition to come out of their Create @ iEAR Residency.

Daniel Goode, composer and clarinetist, is director of the Flexible Orchestra, co-director of the DownTown Ensemble, and long-time performer/composer with Gamelan Son of Lion.

Larry Polansky is a composer, software designer, publisher, electric guitarist, and professor of composition and music technology at Dartmouth College.

iEAR Presents! is a series of public performances, exhibitions and lectures featuring pioneering and emerging artists who explore the boundaries of electronic art. Curated by the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, iEAR Presents! offers a unique local forum for some of today's most world-renowned electronic media artists. Visit www.arts.rpi.edu for more information or call (518) 276-4829.

Additional Info on Daniel Goode:

Daniel Goode, composer and clarinetist, was born in New York. His solo, ensemble and intermedia works have been performed worldwide. He is co-founder/director of the DownTown Ensemble, formed in 1983. He has been a performer and composer with Gamelan Son of Lion since 1976. He was a 2004 Fellowship recipient from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

His innovative music for solo clarinet includes Circular Thoughts (Theodore Presser Co.) and Clarinet Songs on the XI label. Tunnel-Funnel for 15 instruments, was performed at New Music America and Bang on a Can festivals, and recorded on Tzadik.

His work in sound sculpture began in 1980 with a collaborative commission, with Robert Cooke, from the New Jersey State Council on Arts for a wall-mounted frieze of bronze gongs for installation in two state schools for the handicapped. Since then, their collaboration led to a large, walk-in sound-sculpture, the Seat of Sound, now installed at the Grounds for Sculpture. See:http://eamusic.dartmouth.edu/~goode.

He received a Meet the Composer Choreographer's Commission for his collaboration with the Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects, Resound for gamelan orchestra and seven dancers, New York, 1999 performed at Joyce Soho with Gamelan Son of Lion.

His latest CD release, 2003, is Eight Thrushes in New York on Frog Peak.

In 1996 he was part of Gamelan Son of Lion’s tour of Java, playing his Eine Kleine Gamelan Music at the Second Yogyakarta International Gemelan Festival. His theater-music work, Eight Thrushes, Accordion and Bagpipe, was performed at the Pfeifen im Walde festival in Berlin, 1994, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1996, in Brno, Czech Republic, 2001, and in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, 2002. His chamber symphony, 2-Noter, for twelve instruments was premiered on the Interpretations Series in 2001. He was director of the Electronic Music Studio of Rutgers University, 1971-1998. A complete catalogue of his works is at Frog Peak Music: www.frogpeak.org.

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