November 25, 2020
The 10th edition of the Exit Points a monthly electroacoustic improvisation concert series.Format: 2 ensembles each play a set, then are joined by guest performers from the audience to mix themselves up for a series of 5 minute pieces for the remaining hour. To play with us during the 3rd set, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/6C8tpmJzKXqBznBC68pm – Ensemble 1:
Debashis Sinha (small bells, kalimba, machine learning)
Matthew Fava (no-input mixer, touchdesigner)
Sako Ghanaghounian (tbd)
Federico Balducci (7-string guitar)
Michael Palumbo (modular synth & voice)8:35pm Intermission9pm – Ensemble 2:
Kavi (touchdesigner visuals)
Gabrielle Couillard (granular & vocal samples)
Danielle Savage (trumpet kazoo, electric kazoo, reaktor)
Jamie Thompson (flutes)9:35pm Intermission10pm – Switchemups Set
Joined by guest performers from the audience, we will make new ensembles for a series of 5-minute jams.
Produced by Michael Palumbo
The San Francisco Tape Music festival. Jan 10-12, 2020
Jan. 11, 2020
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2020. Danielle’s piece “Schizo Phonia” will be played on Saturday’s 7 pm concert. Please see their website for the other concerts and more info!
This piece looks at the intersection between human-sound (ie voice) and human-made sound (ie: trains, helicopters), in a sort of a meditation/ exploration of Schafer’s concept of “Schizophonia” as “the split between an original sound and its electronic reproduction” (paraphrased Truax, 2001)- in this case, there are many small “splits”, in the form of edits, re-configured to make something new. The source materials are re-recorded sounds from a reel-to-reel tape player, including the content on the tape, as well as the imperfections of the mechanisms as they age.
Sept. 21, 2019
World premiere of Danielle’s piece for two pianos “The Planned Obsolescent”. Performed by Duo Turgeon at LER auditorium in Dalhousie, NB.
This eight-and-a-half minute piece for two pianos speaks to the acceleration of commodity, the planned obsolescence of material goods in order to justify the influx of more goods, for the purpose of economic stimulation.
In order to engage with this idea musically, it draws from the popular dance rhythms of reggaeton, samba, and salsa, as well as various scales and polytonal elements, introducing themes (goods) at an increasingly rapid pace. There are, as in the material world, some efforts to recycle material within the piece, but also to use the material quickly, toss it away, and then introduce a slightly updated version of the material in order to keep the “goods” circulating.
The piece is meant to address consumerism, by raising questions of addiction, sustainability, and its effect on social interaction.
Sept. 5, 2019
CiMa: Festival Internacional de Música (Manizales, Colombia): Performance of piece “Undulating Tachyon Gradient” in Telematic Concert at Concordia Visualization Studio in conjunction with CiMa/ Universidad de Caldas. This is a collaboration with Kasey Pocius, Gabrielle Couillard, Andy Burns, and Tata Ceballos.
August 14, 2019
“Festival Dias Diseño, concierto del cierre”: Performance of piece “xsSounds” in Telematic Concert at UQAM-Hexagram, Agora Hydro Quebec Building, in conjunction with the University of Caldas. This is a collaboration with Kasey Pocius, Gabrielle Couillard, Andy Burns, and the University of Caldas.
July 27, 2019
“Festival la Mansión de la Cantante Muda: Música-Cone-Surrealista. Musica Contemporánea” Performance of piece written for Piano Trio (Géocoucou). Museo Leonora Carrington, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
May 3-June 9, 2019
“Migration Parade”. Collaborative gallery installation with sculptural textile artist Alexandra Goodall (https://www.alexandragoodall.com/).
Opening night we held an artist-talk. We also facilitated a day-long exploratory arts-based embodiment workshop. Presented at Island Mountain Arts Gallery in Wells, BC.