May 27th, 2pm Mountain
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Works by Catalina Rueda, Virginia Mantinian, and Patrick DeBonis
Performers: David Felberg, Clara Byom, and Dalton Harris
NMCE Composer Symposium
Guest Composer: Sky Macklay
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FRom NMCE Members Patrick Debonis and Clara Byom
Inspired by the writings of C.G. Jung on symbols of transformation.
Throughout the work lush textures of acoustic sound unconsciously transform into amplified masses without notice. As a statement about places in our unconscious where mysterious transformations happen, the work is a meditation for the now.
Commissioned and Premiered by New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble, this work was conceived as 14 one measure pieces for a postcard exchange in honor of James Tenney and was recorded in February of 2020.
released May 1, 2020
[places of transformation]
composed by joshua carro
Clara Byom - Accordion
Dalton Harris - Trombone
Ian Brody - Cellos
Alan Zimmerman - Vibraphone
Joshua Carro - Electroacoustic Processing, Vibraphones, Marimbas, Crotales, Bells, Tam Tams, Harps, Pianos
Photography - P.M. Carro
Recorded live by David Forlano at the Sandbox Music Series in Santa Fe, NM. June 20th, 2022.
Clara Byom - clarinet, accordion, toys, found objects
Rosie Hutchinson - violin, toys, found objects
Martin Ly - guitar, toys, found objects
Daniel Orban - electronics, found objects, mastering
Thank you to the composers - joshua carro, David Forlano, Stephen Lilly, and Rafael Llanos.
Special thanks to the audience at this performance for performing David Forlano's postcard with us.
released September 16, 2022
Frozen Tung of The Bell is an improvisation for bass clarinet (Byom), tuba (DeBonis) and Max processing. A system of semi-randomly triggered loopers with variable playback speeds, the interplay between two acoustic instruments and the computer travels down the well-worn path of recursion. To be informed by the computer, is to be informed by our own sound, treated anew each time.
The remaining pieces on the album arose from further processing of the same recording session. Contour Casting (Byom) and Drawn Forth (DeBonis) are reworkings informed by our respected electronic music approaches. In Split Brass the bass clarinet and tuba are stripped away, leaving instead multiple (re)processed layers of the original recording.
released December 9, 2022
bass clarinet / production: Byom
tuba / production / mastering / design: DeBonis
Recorded May 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico