It was an intense, eye-opening, tremendously satisfying four days, beginning with rehearsals with the Exploded Ensemble in the magnificently equipped Media Center and ending with a concert in the equally well-equipped Kresge Theatre. A great treat was the addition of the brilliant improvising violinist Pauline Kim Harris (whose concert with Jesse Styles, guru of the EE, packed the club where they performed the previous evening. Pretty cool scene in Pittsburgh). We were very pleased that the concert included, as well as our collaborations with the EE, beautiful performances of Larry Lake’s Psalm for oboe and tape with Hannah Senft as soloist and David jaeger’s Sarabande for viola and live delay processing with violist Sara Frankel. Along the way, we collectively presented the Steiner Lecture in Creative Inquiry and four workshops:
Rose Bolton: Electronic Music making for Women and non-binary Individuals
John Kameel Farah: Approaches to Piano Improvisation
David Jaeger and Jim Montgomery: Composing with Electronic Instruments
Paul Stillwell and David Sutherland: Modular Synthesis 101
The CEE concert performances and our collaborations with the EE are being prepared for release. We’ll let you know.