Remove the Groove
In this one-night performance organized by Pétur Eggertsson (Music Composition MFA '20), three improvisers separately recorded 30 minute long solos. Only the composer and the individual performer heard what was being played at the time. The composer then played each solo individually to another of the three improvisers and visually recorded their reactions. These reactions are on display on three screens inside the space. The sound has traveled between mediums and has now become the subtly distorted facial expressions of the three performers on the screens. The three musicians will finally pick up their instruments anew and play to the reaction videos, each one viewing the last performer in their respective chains of translations. The sound and the emotion of the original music has been filtered through another human and reinterpreted by yet another. Condensed sounds are re-expanded and musical emotions are realized via new perspectives. The possibilities may seem endless for the final performance but perhaps a distilled version of the first iteration of that music survives; some sort of sonic truth or sonic DNA has traveled through time and space, thus revealing its true essence.
Reception: April 25, 5-8 PM
Performance 6 PM
Jake Parker Scott
Special thanks to Zeena Parkins