Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Oct 28 2016 7:30 PM

660 Lomita Dr. Stanford
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Celeste Oram is joined by violinists Keir GoGwilt and (remotely, from New Zealand) Alex Taylor in performing the works of Vera Wyse Munro (1897-1966): a pioneering New Zealand radio ham, improviser, and sonic/electronic experimenter. The telematic duet will be joined in person by layers of archival text and recordings of ham radio logs and activity, from both New Zealand and Santa Cruz. The performance will be broadcast over low-power radio transmitters on many different channels, and audience members are invited to come prepared with battery-powered radios to tune in to the performance live in the space.

Andrew C. Smith premieres Reconstruction, a new piece for solo speaking voice and electronics in which a computer reconstructs a text using only phonemes from a different text which is recorded live in performance. He will also perform How to Get There From Here, a three-part text-music piece which transforms the phrase "we remember not the word, but the sound of the word" at the level of the phoneme, the letter, and the context.

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Cost: FREE