Ampere is a solo program that acts as a survey of current works for vibraphone and or percussion with live electronics. Ampere is solo in the sense that I am triggering the electronic cues, volume, and effects in the score through midi pedals and iPad controllers. This is opposed to the usual where the performer plays normally while a technician at the computer does all the “dirty work” on the computer. The challenge (and excitement) is juggling both roles of performer and sound engineer while making it seem as that I am not. This program was a catalyst for my doctoral research. The premiere of Ampere was held at the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta, GA on May 25th 2013. The program has become a platform to commission new works for vibraphone and percussion with live electronics as well as to incorporate a new advanced digital contact microphone system I am currently developing.
Ampere is also a lecture recital (with iBook companion) that serves as an introduction and or a glimpse in the future showcasing current technologies and devices that make performing electroacoustic works effective. This is given from a performers perspective and utilizes equipment such as Bluetooth midi pedals, wireless in ear monitor systems and iPad applications that help in realizing new electroacoustic works. The lecture covers effective set up techniques and skills that make the performer efficient and effective when working with or without a sound engineer.
If you are interested in a lecture recital preview/proposal packet or are interested in booking Ampere as a performance or lecture recital please contact me here here
If you are a composer and want to contribute a work to my program please contact me here
(Links are to videos)
Burtner Matthew-Song for Low Tree
Rumbau, Octavi-En rhythmōi+
*World Premiere **Shared World Premiere +USA Premiere ^With video