Composers Inside Electronics

For four consecutive evenings, Composers Inside Electronics—consisting, in this iteration, of John Driscoll, Ralph Jones, Martin Kalve and David Tudor—presented a single piece each evening conceived by one member and collaboratively realized by the group. Each piece was made with circuitry designed and constructed by the composers, which would often employ live inputs, such that sounds made by performers or objects would be processed through circuits and then played over speakers in real time. Another common thread between the four pieces was the use of found objects instead of traditional instruments to make sound, particularly in the final piece, David Tudor’s Forest Speech. Objects such as metal air ducts and plastic cases hung from the ceiling, connected to wires that were routed to four tables each controlled by one of the composers.

Supplemental Information

Village Voice Review [PDF]
Brochure [PDF]
Program [PDF]
Press Release [PDF]

Similar Events

Voice and Phenomena
David Tudor, Yasunao Tone
See More: Music, Performance, 1970s
Composers Inside Electronics
Bill Viola, Composers Inside Electronics, David Tudor, John Driscoll, Linda Fisher
See More: Music, 1970s
Rainforest IV
Composers Inside Electronics, David Tudor
See More: Music, Performance, 2000s
Between Thought and Sound: Graphic Notation in Contemporary Music
Alison Knowles, Alvin Lucier, Annea Lockwood, Anthony Jay Ptak, Cathy Berberian, Christian Wolff, Cornelius Cardew, David Behrman, David Tudor, Earle Brown, Elliott Sharp, Gordon Matta-Clark, Gordon Mumma, James Beckett, James Saunders, Joan La Barbara, John Driscoll, Jon Gibson, Kaffe Matthews, Laura Andel, Marina Rosenfeld, Meredith Monk, Michael J. Schumacher, Miya Masaoka, Morton Feldman, Robert Ashley, Stephen Vitiello, Steve Roden, Tom Johnson, Tony Conrad, Wadada Leo Smith, Yasunao Tone
See More: Exhibitions, Music, 2000s