"A room outdoors" was composed for James Orsher. I was reading Ron Loewinsohn's incredible novel, "Magnetic Field(s)," at the time I was working on the piece this summer, and came across the description of a living room, made of discarded furniture, somewhere in the woods in the Hudson Valley. I began to wonder if tones from musical instruments could function like boundaries in a sonic thicket. The field recording used in this performance was made in the vicinity of Sandpaper Books.
Michael Pisaro is director of the Experimental Music Workshop, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers' Ensemble, and Co-Chair of Music
Composition at the California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles.
He is a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2005 and 2006 Grant Recipient.
Performers for 3 rooms of calarts: Johnny Chang, Lewis Keller, James
Orsher, Mark So, Tashi Wada
Friday, November 12
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