Malformation, 60×60 PianoForte Mix

My one-minute composition, Malformation was selected for the 60×60 PianoForte mix at the PianoForte Foundation, coordinated by Christopher Preissing. Founder/organizer Robert Voisey describes 60×60 as a one-hour music extravaganza featuring 60 one-minute slices of New Music.

Malformation is a digital sound creation that uses one small piano sample read by a self-made application, built from Nobuyasu Sakonda’s Max/MSP patches. Made in 2000, his freely available patch allows for random panning, graphical drawing of the resynthesis as a gesture in performance, among other kinds of control.

Michael Norris’s Sound Magic freeware spectral shaping AU plugin, and the Freeverb AU plugin added some timbral and spatial characteristics to the output of the re-synthesized Fazioli piano sample.

Respire: Performance with Anna Friz at ESS on SoundCloud

ESS posted my performance with Anna Friz for the opening of Respire at Audible on its SoundCloud profile. What you hear, amongst a roomful of radios receiving the sounds of breathing and other bodily exclamations typically absent from regular radio programming, is Anna playing amplified sruti, mbira, and electronics. I performed on the Springboard and Korg MS-20. We performed on Friday July 16, 2011. Listen here: Anna Friz and Eric Leonardson Live in Studio A by Experimental Sound Studio

Music and Images for Plasticene’s “From a Fading Light”

photo by Stephan MazurekStephan Mazurek’s photos help convey the spectacular and visceral nature of our work on the Plasticene 15th Year Process blog. To experience Plasticene’s work in the fullest sense you must be present physically, as I am. Our show opens tonight May 12 and runs until May 22 at Saint Paul’s Cultural Center at 2215 West North Avenue, in Wicker Park.

Reserve your seats on Brown Paper Tickets. More info www.plasticene.com

Sound files from the show are up on my new SoundCloud profile. This is an excerpt: Please view my previous post for the schedule and more information.

Ear Room Interview

link to Ear RoomMark Peter Wright interviewed me for the March issue of Ear Room, an online publication exploring the creative use of sound in artistic practice. A recording of mine is also featured on Ear Room’s Soundcloud player audio archive.

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