AMF2016 | Tangent: Blowback

Tangent: Blowback | Jude Traxler
Tangent: Blowback | Jude Traxler

February 23rd, 2016

Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009

Tangents: February 23 and March 1, 2016

at Wild Project
195 East 3rd street

Jude Traxler: Blowback (and other mishaps)

Tuesday, February 23 (8 pm)
Jude Traxler, composer/percussion with Mangobot (Al Cerulo, Joe Bergen, Mike Perdue, and Traxler)

Tangents at the 2016 Avant Music Festival opens with the world premiere of composer/percussionist Jude Traxler’s virtuosic Blowback (and other mishaps), for percussion quartet and “roaming click track,” performed by Avant Music Festival favorites Mangobot. Recreating digital effects through acoustic phenomena, each performer's computer-controlled click track moves ever so slightly to mimic reverb, flanger and reverse-delay effects live. As the piece plays out, these effects are varied and enhanced: very close relationships create stutter effects, while longer phase distances create sweeping reverb tails. This virtuosic work demands great concentration and rhythmic precision, and promises to deliver a rare sonic experience.

Video: Ekmeles performing an early game work by Jude Traxler

The Avant Music Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; by generous grants from The Foundation For Contemporary Arts and The Alice M Ditson Fund; and by the support of our members and donors.