Music by Ted Moore, Text by Timothy Otte, Performed by The Dream Songs Project: Alyssa Anderson, mezzo soprano and Joseph Spoelstra, guitar
Timothy Otte’s text sets a crumbled, post-apocalyptic world in which he describes the creative process of making idiosyncratic meaning where objective meaning cannot be found. Musically, feathermucker is a combination of folk, experimental, and electronic music; cinematic sound fx; and sound art installation. The varied genres represented in feathermucker mimic the varied tones and forms in the poetry. The musical and textual themes are constantly being recast in new contexts, forcing a listener to be constantly revising one’s understanding of the material, much like our constant recalibration to the varying messages and contextualizations in contemporary society. Using a programming language called SuperCollider, Moore processes the soprano and guitar in real time to create a third character in the drama of the performance. The middle section of the work features a solo for feeding-back guitar, which, through live processing, gives a sound often considered harsh a rebirth into something beautiful.
HISTORY IS GOING TO CHANGE
By: Sarah Porwoll - Lee, clarinets
Solo and chamber works for clarinet and bass clarinet by Katherine Bergman, Joshua Clausen, Libby Larsen, Ted Moore, and Daniel Nass. Assisted by James DeVoll, flute; Jeremy Johnston, percussion; Ben Osterhouse, cello; Jerrod Wendland, piano.
By Binary Canary: Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, woodwinds; Ted Moore, laptop
A collection of improvisations for woodwinds and laptop. Available as CD or Limited Edition Cassette Tape.
"Hutchins and Moore display their individual virtuosity, and group musicianship to create a cohesive product. 'click/blow' is well worth the listen" Signals for Images
"A full on noise-jazz symphony" Raised by Gypsies
By AVIDduo: Brittany Primavera, flute; Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, saxophone
This debut release by AVIDduo in February 2014 features all original works for flute and saxophone by American, Australian, and Czech composers. This album explores the sonic capabilities of each instrument and how the two relate and interact with one another through various mediums of performance practice from electronics, sine wave oscillators, percussion instruments, and even the voice. Works by Joshua Clausen, Anna E. Garman, Paul Hayden, Peter John, Alvin Lucier, Ted Moore, Mark Oliveiro, and Lenka Štůralová. AVIDduo is joined by guest Peter John on piano.
"Captivating... plenty of inspiration here." The Flute View