Friday, April 5, 2013

Just When You Thought You Had Heard It All

I will be performing in a new work on April 19th in NYC. Composer Jobina Tinnemans' Killing Time for knitters and ensemble (World Premiere MATA commission).
Known for her work with concrete sounds, Dutch-Welsh composer Jobina Tinnemans follows the lead of the late Cornelius Cardew incorporating nonmusicians into a new music context. Her MATA commission, a concerto grosso for solo knitters, instrumental ensemble and a ripieno orchestra of knitters, visualizes the passage of time through its trace in fibre.

MATA was founded by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky, and Lisa Bielawa in 1996. MATA presents a week-long festival of music by composers under age forty each spring in New York City.

The composer uses electronic pickups and enhanced sound processing to create a performance piece that is based on the actual movement, contact, fiber passage and growth of a knitted object using conductivity sensors to create work accompanied by musicians on traditional musical instruments.

The show will be at Roulette in Brooklyn, a theater near BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), that presents new works by contemporay composers, performers and musicians.

 I will be knitting 009 Fisherman Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky on 10.5 needles, basso profundo. How butch is that? 

Young Turks Concert, Killing Time Perfomance.

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