FLUX World Premiere HANS TAMMEN's SKEUOMORPH

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Time
8:00 PM
Presented By
Roulette
Event Type
Performances
Genre
New Music
Event Contact
Tom Chiu
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Description

FLUX Quartet presents the world premiere of SkeuomorphHans Tammen‘s sonic hybrid of FLUX’s acoustic sounds and their electroacoustic counterparts, the result of a 20-year investigation of electroacoustic live processing. Using dynamics, textures, rhythms and timbres as primary elements, the music is continuously shifting, with different layers floating into the foreground while others disappear.

A Skeuomorph is a design feature that begins in one era but lives on in another, so the score draws from electronic music procedures to write for FLUX Quartet. A wide sonic spectrum, bizarre timbres and textures, and virtuosic flourishes are contrasted with quiet pulses and barely audible noises—which in turn are sampled, altered, and electronically transformed, to reemerge in a strange overlap with their acoustic doppelgängers. The hour-long piece is divided into seven parts, with each of the five performers (as well as the string quartet alone) featured between sections.


Ensemble Name
FLUX Quartet
Musicians
Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris, Max Mandel, Felix Fan, Hans Tammen
Composers
Hans Tammen

Venue
Roulette
Location
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
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