Profs. Century and Lawson with PhD Candidate Stewart perform at Arete Venue and Gallery

Profs. Century and Lawson with PhD Candidate Stewart perform at Arete Venue and Gallery

Date posted: 2019-04-29 09:52:13

Liveware is an audio-visual ensemble consisting of Shawn Lawson (graphics) and Michael Century (music), with Jeremy Stewart processing both graphics and sound using machine learning algorithms. Lawson is an expert practitioner of live-coding with graphics languages and environments he developed. Century performs on piano and accordion, and uses software he developed allowing live manipulations of performed material on both instruments.

The program includes new music for accordion and electronics, using Pauline Oliveros Expanded Instrument System*, plus The Isle is Full of Noises, a multichannel soundscape composition inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, an interactive piece for the Disklavier piano, Improvisations for Expanded Piano, along with several shorter works. The Expanded Instrument System, EIS, is used with Special Permission of The Pauline Oliveros Trust and The Ministry of Maat.

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