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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Computers and software and memory, oh my! Composer Christopher Tignor loves to experiment with sound, and not just simply in the written score- he samples and transforms live performances with the signature computer software he designed himself. Core Memory Unwound, his new album, refers to memory- both the computer and human kind- as he takes apart live performances to create a sort of memory portrait. Violinist Colin Jacobsen and pianist Margaret Kampmeier perform stirring melodies by Tignor, and the added computer effects are reminiscent of, well, memories of a past, earlier computer age. Also tonight, music of John Luther Adams and Joanna Newsom.

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Comments [1]

Amy from Brooklyn, NY

This guitar piece playing now [toward beginning of show]...

When I was in college in the mid-90s my roommate and I held regular literary salons where people would read poetry and drink wine, all that. Well, this guy, Lee, used to come and play out-of-this-world classical guitar. Once he played this piece to mesmerizing and memorable effect. I have a video tape of that night with this in it, but it's broken.

I don't know where Lee is today, but I am loving hearing this piece again. Thanks, Evening Music.

Cheers.

Sep. 03 2009 07:24 PM

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