Marina's Structure

Description

Marina’s Structure (2017) is a structured improvisatory text composition for cello, laptop, and loudspeaker. Instructions are delivered through a series of scripted audio sequences that are triggered by the decision-making of the performer. Form is generated by the soloist as they navigate through the piece with varied or repeated playthroughs resulting in alternate instructions.

Video

Recorded at the Western Front in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 28, 2017.

Marina Hasselberg, cello
Lyle Hopkins, laptop
Zach Rampen, videography

 

Text Structure

Description

Text Structure (2016) is a structured improvisatory text composition for small or large ensemble, laptop, and digital projector. The composition facilitates the organization of musical elements, including pitch, duration, dynamics, timbre, texture, space, form, silence, and power, in real-time via projection of the conductor's text-based instructions. In live performance the audience receives their own text instructions.

Video

Recorded at the Gold Saucer Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 28, 2016.

Ben Brown, percussion
Marina Hasselberg, cello
Lyle Hopkins, laptop
Emma Postl, voice
Zach Rampen, videography
Stefan Thordarson, violin

 

Sound Structure

DESCRIPTION

Sound Structure (2015) is a structured improvisatory composition for small ensemble. Form is dynamic and generated by the performers via aural cues. Strategies vary.

 

Tough Titty

DESCRIPTION

Music (2016) for guitar and small improvising ensemble.

AUDIO

Recorded at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon on May 15, 2016.

Gabriel Dávila, guitar
Tony Glausi, trumpet
Joshua Hettwer, tenor saxophone
Matt Hettwer, trombone
Lyle Hopkins, double bass
Ken Mastrogiovanni, drum set

 

Twinkle Star

DESCRIPTION

Music (2016) for small improvising ensemble.

AUDIO

This particular recording features a septet interpretation that segues into a Roy Orbison inspired arrangement of the Carla Bley composition Ida Lupino. Recorded at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon on May 15, 2016.

Gabriel Dávila, guitar
Tony Glausi, trumpet
Joshua Hettwer, tenor saxophone
Matt Hettwer, trombone
Lyle Hopkins, double bass
Ken Mastrogiovanni, drum set

 

Stella By Starlight

DESCRIPTION

Solo double bass arrangement (2015) of the Victor Young composition Stella By Starlight.

AUDIO

Recorded at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon on May 15, 2016.

Lyle Hopkins, double bass

 

Joni Variations

DESCRIPTION

Joni Variations (2014) is a structured improvisatory composition for voice and small or large ensemble. Form is dynamic and generated by the performers. Text by Joni Mitchell.

 

Colour Variations

DESCRIPTION

Colour Variations (2014) is a structured improvisatory composition for three performers. The piece explores the distinct groupings of solos (Red; Yellow; Blue), duos (Red, Yellow; Yellow, Blue; Blue, Red), and trios (Red, Yellow, Blue) within the ensemble.

 

Duet Variations

DESCRIPTION

Duet Variations (2014) is a structured improvisatory composition for three performers. The piece explores the three distinct combinations of duos (P1, P2; P2, P3; P3, P1) within the ensemble.