Wine Dark Sea

Benjamin Sabey, electronics / Nick Bacchetto, piano




Temple Swallows

for TrioPolis:  

Felix Olschofka, violin - Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet - Anatolia Ioannides, piano

around cedar beams

temple swallows flit and swoop

shiny bronze flashes

      - Yogi Brahmasamhara



for the Arditti Quartet


Ecstatic Aspen

for piano solo - recorded by Hilary Demske at the Blue Griffin Studios



for violin and interactive electronics - performed by Felix Olschofka


Phoenix, was created from a desire to put the performer in control of the electronics in such a way that the audience may perceive a causal and meaningful relationship between the energy and motion of the playing of the instrument and the electronic sounds that are produced and controlled by that playing.

The patch (in Max/MSP) is a “plug and play” interface with the performer.  Anything that the patch can do can happen any time the performer chooses by playing in the particular ways that the patch responds to.  Once the patch is turned on the player is free to interact with it even if he or she has no previous knowledge of the patch.  There is no need for a second party to operate the electronics.  The violin turns into a new instrument and the performer learns to play in a new way.