*DATE CHANGE* Live Electronics and Flute Concert to take place at PC Hall on January 12
What do you get when you mix 8 speakers, theremin, computers, and an array of amplified flutes? A magical, immersive sonic experience! ~spin~ is a duo formed by flutist Ellen Waterman and composer James Harley. Their original show mixes electroacoustic music and live electronic sounds with flutes and voice, using both composition and improvisation. Listeners will sit inside a circle of speakers, and Harley will mix and "diffuse" the music across the 8 channels throughout the show.
"It’s a whole lot of fun for me," states Waterman, who joined the School of Music as Director in 2010, "I show up with a bag of flutes and Jim shows up with a truckload of gear. I never know where my sound is going to come from next – it’s like playing with a whole choir of flutes." The duo’s set references everything from bird song to horror movie sounds and wild ocean waves. Alto, c-flute, and piccolo are altered both electronically and with Waterman’s weird range of vocalizations.
Harley, who is on faculty at the University of Guelph, will be in residence at the School of Music Jan 10-14, giving a guest lecture on the music of Iannis Xenakis and a composition masterclass.
Take a ~spin~ at Petro Canada Hall, School of Music, Memorial University, 8 pm on Wednesday, January 12.
Check out www.mun.ca/music for a complete list of our exciting Winter concert series – starting with alumna cellist Heather Tuach, fresh from the Fitzwilliam Quartet in London, performing with Duo Concertante on January 10.