I am investigating gesture as means for composition and as part of composition in interdisciplinary collaborations involving live electronics. I will try to keep my blog active for the part of my research and the work that I'm creating.
Right now I'm working on a piece for the members of the Ensemble Apparat, Samuel Stoll (horn) and Matthew Conley (trumpet) with live electronics. I'm investigating the interdisciplinary aspects of gesture through references to Brecht's critique of modern theatre in pieces like Three Penny Opera as well as memory dependence through gestures and references as means of forming an identity. At the core of the piece I hope to include research on disembodiment of sound and restructuring of instrumental behaviour.
As physical performance demands a different approach to score making, I'm curious myself how I will communicate the piece through notation, be it traditional or graphical very prescriptive or descriptive, visual, aural or even video. It helps to think about current CeReNeM seminars which have been focusing on notation lately.