After intermission Robbie Lynn Hunsinger’s Eclipse was performed. Hunsinger’s work “draws on traditions of free improvisation, Appalachian fiddle techniques, and contemporary classical influences” to create a programmatic collage accompanied by visualizations projected on the screen behind. From the strange instrumentation (music box piano, Tibetan singing bowls) to eerie electronics, the performance was mesmerizing.
The full article can be found at this link.
It was an amazing evening! I may have programmed too many knobs to control…or just enough. It’s hard to say but controlling visuals and sound input cues with a chamber ensemble is pretty thrilling.
Eclipse went very well and I hope to have some video up soon.
Here is a link to the wonderful Critic’s Pick from John Pitcher at the Nashville Scene which came out the day of the concert.
I had a lovely time talking with composer and Classical 91.1 radio host Kara McLeland! She has just published an article about Eclipse.
Many thanks to @91Classical and @karamcleland.
Robbie Hunsinger on Collaborating With chatterbird and Her Musical Take on the Nashville Eclipse
chatterbird has commissioned me to write a multimedia chamber music piece. It has been quite the challenge and adventure to write for a small chamber group and also to strictly be a composer (and VJ) this time. I have really enjoyed the work and am looking forward to the premiere on
Thursday December 7, 8pm at Ingram Hall @ Vanderbilt University!
more info on Eclipse is at these websites
Facebook Event Page
Tickets are $20 available online or free for Vandy students and faculty.
Details along with map and parking info are here.
Please come out if you can and if you have any soft lit and colorful glow sticks or other not very bright glowy devices please bring them. I’m hoping to have a part for you! Feel free to email me with questions!
A big thanks to all of you who came out to play with Constellation! It was so much fun watching people dance and twirl and play with this project. It am honored to report that it won a Best of Nashville 2017 award from the Nashville Scene!
My Temporary Public Artwork Constellation won a place on the #nashvillescene ‘s Best of Nashville 2017 list!
Here is the article for Best Projected Artwork.
Many thanks to Joe Nolan at the Scene and to the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts for their support of this project.
Article on Nashville’s Fall Classical schedule mentions my upcoming work with Nashville’s contemporary chamber group chatterbird.
I am very excited to be working on my largest orchestration to date. This will be a debut of a multimedia commission with projections for small chamber orchestra.
more to come!
December 7 concert date at Vanderbilt
Come see Constellation at the Indivisible Independence Day Celebrations at Conexion Americas Friday June 30 from 11am-2pm.
We will be indoors in the first room to the right at Casa Azafran – 2195 Nolensville Pike.
Details are here
They have even arranged a discount for Lyft rides!
So I am taking my new friends from Constellations out for a spin today at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. There is a large maker day event with MTRAS and NashMicro and I will be joining them around 1 in the main auditorium – to the left before the ticket counters. This is the free part of the museum.
More official dates will be posted soon!
I have created a brand new interactive audiovisual animation using the Xbox Kinect and there are 6 characters: SunSynth, Glide, Spike, CatEye, FireFly and BlueGhost.