dis/continuity

Tuesday, December 1st DXARTS will be hosting a live electronics and solo voice performance with Yutaka Makino, Stelios Manousakis, Stephanie Pan at the Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center. The performance challenges traditional tehniques of composition  and plays off the idea of process and live performance in an way that is uncomprimisingly contemporary.The Program

Luciano Berio Sequenza III – for female voice | Stephanie Pan: voice
In Sequenza III the emphasis is placed on the sound symbolism of vocal gestures, on the ‘shadows of meaning’ that accompany them, on the associations and conflicts to which they give rise. Because of this, Sequenza III can also be seen as a study in musical dramaturgy whose prime concern is, in a certain sense, the relationship between the interpreter and her own voice. [L.B.]

Stelios Manousakis Fantasia On A Single Number – for digital feedback with live electronics
Fantasia On A Single Number is an open composition that takes its final form through live performance. The piece is composed for a live‐electronics instrument, designed as a complex dynamical sonic system which the performer guides into states of equilibrium, oscillation, chaotic behavior, noise and silence. It is based on digital feedback, set in motion by a single number which draws from the guts of the machine an intense and compelling stream of bursts, turbulence, drones and resonances. No other sound sources are used but real‐time manipulation of the number’s path within a synthetic space, thus revealing its emergent beauty as it populates a constantly shifting digital universe.

Our Lady Of Late: improvisations inspired by and excerpts from Our Lady of Late (1972) by Meredith Monk – for voice and wineglass | Stephanie Pan: voice and wineglass
Our Lady of Late is a study on the use of the voice as a pure and primal expressive instrument that communicates in a direct, visceral level, stripped of the layers and conventions established by cultural and societal norms. The performance incorporates both improvisations inspired by and excerpts from the 16‐movement piece by Meredith Monk of the same name, written in 1972.

Yutaka Makino The Blackest Flux – for live electronics
The Blackest Flux is an experiment toward abstraction of space/body. By using acoustic and psychoacoustic phenomena, it causes disorientation and a series of physical movements of sound masses over space.

Date and time: Tuesday, December 1st 2009 at 8.30pm
Location: Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center
Address: 4649 Sunnyside Ave. Seattle, WA
Tickets: $5 ‐ $15 sliding scale donation at the door

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