A brand-new recording by Gary Verkade of my old composition Flux for organ (1987) – on a wonderful-sounding instrument in northernmost Sweden late in 2014 – was the occasion for me to hear this old piece again after many years and remember that I had composed a whole range of modules written out on paper and then distributed on the page at will and fixed in place.
Hearing that fine recording of the material anew, I realised that I could return the fragments to their original free state and let them re-combine freely by using a shuffle mode to play the samples, or make new orderings of the material or use it further in performances…
Listen on Soundcloud by hitting the Soundcloud icon upper right – there you can activate shuffle mode and much better see what he is currently playing.
These are single-pass realtime improvisations playing an iPad 4 runningthe App Gestrument 1.2.4 (by Jester Nordin/Jonatan Lihedahl, see www.gestrument.com ) to create music with a virtual orchestra with whom I had had quite good and rewarding rehearsal and preparation time… Look forward to working with the ensemble in the future!
Several entries from “Gestrumental Moments” improvised in real time 31 July 2013 starting around noon Islandic time and rather near there, flying at about 10 km altitude between Frankfurt and Dallas. Good headphones and hardly anyone noticed a thing.
Thanks to Jester and Jonatan (and to Apple, alas) for making such a cool instrumental interface!
There is now a playlist on YouTube with 9 samples from Timo Brunke and Scott Roller’s show “Der Übergang des Abendlands” (roughly The Passing of the Western World). Timo is, of course, a Slam poet who works in German, so an English audience would not be able to make much sense out of much of this, but the second and seventh numbers are purely musical… More information in English about the show here.
Tracklist (with the arrow button you can skip to the next sample in the playlist):
1. Der Übergang des Abendlandes [Timo/Scott] 2. Wayfaring Stranger [Scott] 3. Riesenstandort [Timo] 4. Die Zodiakiden (Excerpt) [Timo/Scott] 5. Die Kitesurferin (Excerpt) [Timo/Scott] 6. Primavera (Excerpt) [Timo] 7. Liebespendel [Scott] 8. RitzeRatze (Excerpt) [Timo/Scott] 9. Es geht wo rum (Mondfahrt) [Timo/Scott]
from: Der Übergang des Abendlandes (The Transition of the Western World) – a Brunke/Roller SlamJam – a Theaterhaus-Stuttgart production.
Text: Timo Brunke Music: Scott Roller (Cello/Elektronik)
Director: Klaus Hemmerle
Video (Camera/Editing/Production): Michi Meier (email@example.com) and Niklas Zirkov (Camera)
Stage lighting and sound: Phillip Kannicht Shoot: in Theaterhaus T4, on 30 October 2011
ALICE IN ICONLAND Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Premiere 26 February 2013 Dance Theater for children from 10 years of age “Give me a name, give me a face, give me a picture of myself and hold on to me, before I change, put me in a frame…” (Roland Schimmelpfennig)
Choreography/Director: Nina Kurzeja Staging: Bernhard M. Eusterschulte Visuals: Uwe Kassai Music: Scott Roller und Roderik Vanderstraeten Light: Ingo Jooß Production management: Gordana Ancic With: Tom Baert, Asa Fanney Gestsdottir, Luis Hergón, Cedric Huss, Diane Marstboom, Kira Senkpiel, Scott Roller und Roderik Vanderstraeten.