#3673: The Human Element

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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)  

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Vicky Chow

Tristan Perich: Surface Image

Surface Image, opening [8:57]

New Amsterdam Records NWAM 060
newamrecords.com

Bill Seaman & John Supko

s_traits

the clicking [2:07]; the doubled was doubled over [3:22]

Cotton Goods
seaman-supko.bandcamp.com

Vicky Chow

Tristan Perich: Surface Image

Surface Image, excerpt [12:11]

New Amsterdam Records NWAM 060
newamrecords.com

Bill Seaman & John Supko

s_traits

the drive is on the blink [1:38]; and the ice appeared blue [3:26]

Cotton Goods
seaman-supko.bandcamp.com

Vicky Chow

Tristan Perich: Surface Image

Surface Image, finale [12:17]

New Amsterdam Records NWAM 060
newamrecords.com

Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler

Slant of Light

Echo Sounder, excerpt [4:36]

Thrill Jockey 374
thrilljockey.com