Matt Evans's solo practice explores the meeting place of our digital and physical worlds by juxtaposing acoustic and electronic sound, and takes a wide swath of inspiration from visual art, poetry, and philosophy. Perhaps fittingly, we discussed his creative processes and inspirations by video.
All of us have to deal with some sort of human condition, Bella Donna said. And what better way to find your way through these internal things in life than through music.
Internet-based collaboration may feel contemporary, but it is established. One of the artists at the forefront of this movement was pioneering composer and accordionist Pauline Oliveros, who began working with the internet in the 90s and 2000s. She saw technology as something that could open the door to new avenues of music making, and something that could extend musical partnerships across borders.
Electronic composer Caterina Barbieri and percussionist and composer Eli Keszler brought engrossing sound and visuals to Pioneer Works on March 28, with bright, flashing lights and cavernous sound sculpting full-body experiences.
Brendon Randall-Myers is a composer and electric guitarist with a multifaceted musical historyfrom conducting the Glenn Branca Ensemble to performing Bach. His new album, dynamics of vanishing bodies (New Focus Recordings), written for the electric guitar quartet Dither, focuses on the use of psychoacoustic effects to explore the sensations of place and memory.