#3673: The Human Element

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'Tristan Perich: Surface Image'
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Hear musical collaborations between two people and between "human" and "machine" sounds for this program.  There's music from the composer/sound artist Tristan Perich in collaboration with Bang on a Can pianist Vicky Chow, - "Surface Image," a stunning "21st piano concerto for piano and 1-bit electronics. The work is packet-based, whether by the virtue of the electronics - 40 hand-made speakers each tuned to a different note, or the clusters of piano note patterns.  The overall whole is an intense work of carefully constructed mathematical beauty and one of striking endurance for the pianist, which teeters on the edge of soundscape or sound installation. There's also " s_traits," a collaboration between composer John Supko and media artist Bill Seaman,  for taped sounds and improvising software. And more.

PROGRAM #3673 The Human Element (First aired on 12/16/2014)  

ARTIST: Vicky Chow
WORK: Surface Image, opening [8:57]
RECORDING: Tristan Perich: Surface Image
SOURCE: New Amsterdam Records  NWAM 060
INFO:   newamrecords.com

ARTIST: Bill Seaman & John Supko
WORK: the clicking [2:07]
RECORDING: s_traits
SOURCE: Cotton Goods
INFO: seaman-supko.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Bill Seaman & John Supko
WORK: the doubled was doubled over [3:22]
RECORDING: s_traits
SOURCE: Cotton Goods
INFO: seaman-supko.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Vicky Chow
WORK: Surface Image, excerpt [12:11]
RECORDING: Tristan Perich: Surface Image
SOURCE: New Amsterdam Records  NWAM 060
INFO:   newamrecords.com

ARTIST: Bill Seaman & John Supko
WORK: the drive is on the blink [1:38]
RECORDING: s_traits
SOURCE: Cotton Goods
INFO: seaman-supko.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Bill Seaman & John Supko
WORK: and the ice appeared blue [3:26]
RECORDING: s_traits
SOURCE: Cotton Goods
INFO: seaman-supko.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Vicky Chow
WORK: Surface Image, finale [12:17]
RECORDING: Tristan Perich: Surface Image
SOURCE: New Amsterdam Records  NWAM 060
INFO:   newamrecords.com

ARTIST: Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler
WORK: Echo Sounder, excerpt [4:36]
RECORDING: Slant of Light
SOURCE: Thrill Jockey 374
INFO: thrilljockey.com