at Wild Project
195 East 3rd street
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.