Posts Tagged ‘Piano’

Aqua Madora – Now Available

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Now available from Avant Media,

A very special limited edition CD by Randy Gibson of the music from
Aqua Madora
the seminal Avant Media production with Gibson, Ana Baer-Carrillo, and Dani Beauchamp

Limited to an edition of 100, with 30 copies being hand-numbered, signed, wrapped in hand-made paper from Japan, scented with roses, and sealed with wax.

Limited edition CDs sell for $15, Hand-Embellished version for $25.

Get your copy today here.
Listen to a sample of the “Table” track here.

Aqua Madora Cover Art

This release was made possible by funding through Kickstarter
Hand-Embellished discs begin shipping March 22nd.

Doleo Æternus – a look ahead

Friday, June 19th, 2009

It’s looking more and more like the Just Intonation World Premiere of Doleo Æternus is going to happen in New York this fall. Updates with exact dates and venues will be coming in the coming weeks.

I’m obviously very excited by this fact. So I’m going to do something I don’t normally do, and post an excerpt of the work in-progress.

I’ve been rehearsing with the violinist Drew Blumberg, and we’re going to be putting together a pretty interesting ensemble for this premiere.

Doleo Æternus (Ira into Mador) VI-xiv-2009 16:33:51″ – 16:44:33″ (Brooklyn):



Performers:

  • Randy Gibson: Piano, Organs, Voice
  • Drew Blumberg: Violin
  • The Nature of Collaboration

    Monday, January 19th, 2009

    In December Ana Baer-Carrillo and I collaborated on Doleo Æternus, an evening-length work for musicians, computer, and video which was presented at the ISIM conference in Denver. This is a long and tumultuous work in the history of Avant Media, and it spans almost the entire duration that Avant Media has been in existence. From our first show in New York City in January of 2007, where we premiered what was then Anger, to our most recent performance, Ana’s work has been a powerful influence on my work and a guiding force keeping me grounded enough in reality to reign in, albeit ever so slightly, my penchant for the extreme. (more…)

    A night of minimalism and belgian dance

    Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

    Rosas at BAMLast night I went to see Rosas Danst Rosas, or significantly less elegantly: Steve Reich Evening, at BAM. The program had a lot going for it, and for the most part it completely delivered.

    The program contained two pieces I have heard of and knew well, but had never actually heard: Pendulum Music by Steve Reich and Poème Symphonique pour cent Métronomes by Györgi Ligeti (a Ligeti piece on Steve Reich Evening admittedly a bit odd, but it works as a really nice precursor to drumming). Pendulum Music opened the evening, and it was a beautiful realization with two speakers in a nice beating interval. Once the audience stopped snickering (same during the Ligeti, although that was to the point of shhshing the people in front of us) and we were actually able to listen, it was beautiful. (more…)

    In Search of a New Tuning

    Monday, September 8th, 2008

    A few years ago I started work on my first proper string quartet – an expansion and fuller exploration of one of the sections of Alicia. The piece was written originally in equal temperament, as the thought of doing a full length work in Just Intonation had simply not crossed my mind.

    I “finished” this new version of the piece back in 2005, and really hadn’t looked at it again until earlier this year when we decided to go ahead and produce it in our next season with a video component by Patrick Davison. In revisiting this piece, which I am really excited to have premiered, I realized that I have no desire to continue to use equal temperament, and that now was the time to find a new tuning. (more…)

    “Anger” World Premiere

    Saturday, January 27th, 2007

    On January 25, 2007 Avant Media presented the world premiere of Anger the pivotal immersion performance with music by Randy Gibson and video by Ana Baer-Carrillo. Additional artists included Alicia Wargo – sculptures and costumes; Oscar Henriquez – video typography; Mike Rugnetta – guitar, banjo and pre-show music; and Laine Rettmer – voice.

    The performance, held at 20 Greene in SoHo, NYC, was completely sold out. Thank you to all of our audience members and supporters who came out for this one-night-only event. This is sure to be a piece that will continue its evolution and become on of Avant Media’s signature performances. Plans are already in the works for expanded video sections and further musical development.

    Click here to read the full program (1.2mb / PDF Format)

    Photos by Josh Corkhum

    “Anger” World Premiere

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

    Anger, by Randy Gibson and Ana Baer-Carrillo, will have its world premiere on January 25, 2007 at 20 Greene in SoHo, New York. Performance will begin at 8pm, followed by a reception with the artists.

    Music will be performed live by Randy Gibson (Piano, Crotales), Mike Rugnetta (Guitar, Banjo) and Laine Rettmer (Voice). Augmenting the live music will be four channels of continuous video by Ana Baer-Carrillo projected on the performers and surrounding the audience, alongside sculpture and costumes by Alicia Wargo.

    Tickets will be available for sale from Dec. 1, 2006, check back soon for more information.

    “Anger” Music Rehearsals

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

    The first four-hour music rehearsals for Anger finished today at The Dairy Center for The Arts in Boulder, Colorado with the Violinist Drew Blumberg and Soprano Karie Kerner as well as Randy Gibson on piano. These rehearsals were meant to discover any changes that must be made to the construction of the piece. This was the first time the three had rehearsed together with the computer program. Things went very well, with some minor changes being made. Mr. Blumberg will stay on as the violinist, but Ms. Kerner will be replaced with a different singer, citing time constraints and a stylistic shift in the music.