A New Phase -- with Ewa Trebacz
This program explores three ways of improvising: by responding to pre-recorded sound, to a graphic score and forgotten sounds, and to the moving imagery of an original film.
World Premiere of Ewa Trebacz's Winter After Times of Fire, a surround sound collage of improvisations from the Fort Worden Cistern and Bunkers, Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, Thomson Hall at the UW and the Missionaries Church in Krakow, Poland. In live performance, the work features improvised responses to the audio collage. Commissioned by Kin of the Moon through a grant from King County's 4Culture. EWA TRĘBACZ is a Polish-American composer living in Seattle. Her works range from purely instrumental compositions, to compositions with computer realized sound with live performance, to sound tracks for animated films, to experimental stereoscopic video. Her current artistic explorations are oriented towards immersive media. She often uses space as a catalyst for improvisation, working through Ambisonic recording sessions in acoustically inspiring spaces. Graduating from the UW's Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) with a Ph.D. in 2010, Ewa currently works at DXARTS as a Research Scientist and teaches courses related to digital sound and immersive media.
Violist/composer Heather Bentley's new graphic score Amage #2 begins the program and is followed by Daniel Husser's stunning new film Synthetic Evolution depicting urban and natural landscapes in juxtaposition.
Kin of the Moon musicians Heather Bentley, Leanna Keith, and Kaley Lane Eaton utilize acoustic and electronic sounds to craft improvised sound worlds.