I’m very excited about my upcoming solo show at the Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, SF (map), 7:30pm, Wed 11 Jan…
… especially since it will the first peek out of the tent for some laptop/MSP work I’ve been developing using the tools of of warped time.
This work will be part of a laptop-assisted piece refracting Miles Davis through linguistic theory: So What: Surface Structures #2.
[Photos below by Peter Kaars added after performance]
Circling the solar furnace of the piano (in rather irregular orbits…) will be other instruments like Indian and Middle Eastern percussion, harmonium, voice, and MSP (laptop).
Besides jazz time-resynthesis, I’ll do some Indo-modernist and “Neo-Gaku” pieces inspired by the musics of India, East Asia, and the post-war European avant-garde…
… like pieces composed in non-traditional rāgas (e.g., the same tone rows used in Stockhausen’s “Mantra” or the “All-Interval Hexachord” of post-WW2 composers), developed in Indian forms.
A new frontier here is an invented “meta-rāga” राग म्यॉबिउस कुंडलित वक्रता बोधिचित्त (Rāga Möbius Helix Bodhicitta), whose serial scale steps (which can be functions or procedures as well as pitches) trace a spiral in multiple dimensions of musical sound. I’ll do an ālāp in this meta-rāga which has been very popular in my gig at Viracocha.
Rounding out the show will be some quite unusual short pieces from a modernist project based on Southern Italian folk songs (Canzoniere 8½-centesco del futuro), “Neo-Gaku” transmigrations of traditional East Asian pieces like 陽關三疊 (3 Variations on Parting at the Yang Pass), and, time permitting, a traditional rāga from my recent album Turquoise Sessions.
For more info, see: http://www.meridiangallery.org/en/concerts.htm.
It will be a great pleasure to play the fantastic, focused space of the Meridian, and I hope to see you at this show!
P.S. If coming by car, I recommend the Stockton-Sutter garage (map).