Updates from Alum, Tristan Perich
Updates from ITP Alum, Tristan Perich
Tristan Perich: Year-End Newsletter
This year was a terrific rush of performances, exhibitions and more. From the premieres of commissions for Yarn/Wire, Mantra Percussion and Heavy Hands, to new recordings of my music by Doug Perkins and Mariel Roberts, to exhibiting Microtonal Wall in Canada and having my music performed at the Venice Biennale, the World Science Festival, and more, it’s been a busy year.
Looking towards 2013, I’m composing evening-length commissions for Vicky Chow and Meehan/Perkins Duo. Please save the following dates: Vicky will premiere my Density of Air for piano and 40 speakers at Roulette in Brooklyn on February 19; Meehan/Perkins Duo will premiere my percussion duo at Fast Forward in Austin on April 6. Then later this Spring, I am performing two solo shows at the Kitchen on May 16 and 17.
Here are a few highlights from this last year…
- Yarn/Wire premiered my commission, Chalk, for two pianos and two xylophones during their residency at Issue Project Room; Mantra Percussion premiered my Moment of Inertia commission for cymbals and 1-bit noise at Music at First; and Heavy Hands premiered my commission, Carbon, for their upright bass quartet with gated amplification at the Gershwin.
- 1-Bit Symphony sold out its first printing on Cantaloupe Music, and we are hard at work getting more made and back in stock.
(Preorder: Bang on a Can, iTunes, Spotify)
- Mariel Roberts released a terrific recording of my Formations for solo cello and 1-bit electronics on her album nonextraneous sounds, out on Innova. TimeOut calls it “hypnotic minimal techno” and lists it in their “Best Opera & Classical”, and Sequenza 21 calls it “always engaging and hypnotic.” Recorded at EMPAC, the disc includes other works by Andy Akiho, Sean Friar, Daniel Wohl and Alex Mincek.
(Buy: Innova, iTunes, Spotify)
- Doug Perkins’ Simple Songs, his new album on New Focus Recordings, includes a beautiful recording of my Momentary Expanse (vibraphone and 1-bit electronics), alongside works by Nathan Davis, Beau Sivers, David Lang, and Michael Gordon.
(Buy: New Focus, iTunes, Spotify)
- Microtonal Wall, my sound installation with 1,500 speakers, traveled to InterAccess gallery in Toronto for Images Festival, and its sister work, Interval Studies, was exhibited in Sweden for the Voltfestival. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement…
- My machine drawings were exhibited at Dorsky Gallery, Click Festival, Greylock Arts, the College of New Jersey Art Gallery, the NYFA Gallery, and I’ve installed a permanent drawing at the University of Hartford.
- The New Yorker’s Alex Ross called Danny Walden’s performance of my harpsichord piece Dual Synthesis at the Kitchen “the most arresting new piece of the Kitchen sub-series, and perhaps of the entire [American Mavericks] festival”
- Loud Objects, my noise trio with Kunal Gupta and Katie Shima, did a 4-month residency at Det Jyske Kunstakademi in Aarhus, Denmark. We did a Europe tour, including Click Festival (Denmark) and Volt Festival (Sweden), and performed at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, So Percussion’s “Interpreting Cage” festival (Northwestern), Calder Foundation, and Pulse Festival (Savannah).
- – I’ve begun a project to record and release my composed works
- – I taught workshops on the basics of programming in assembly language to illuminate the foundations of the technology that surrounds us
- – I received a NYFA Fellowship, was named an artist in residence at Imagine Science Films, did a residency at the Watermill Center, was visiting artist at the University of Maine, and spoke at the LISA conference at the Guggenheim
- – My composed music was performed this year across the world by Alter Ego, So Percussion, Mariel Roberts, Meehan/Perkins Duo, Calder Quartet, Danny Walden, Mivos Quartet, Sonic Generator, Doug Perkins, Quince, Tigue, Michael McCurdy, Baylor Percussion Group, IOTA Ensemble, Architek Percussion, Williams Percussion Ensemble, NoiseBox, Ohio University New Music Ensemble, Ossia New Music, Frank Tyl, Sean Statser, Eric Beach, Owen Weaver, Aaron Butler, Laura Jordan, Evan Laybourne, Tristan McKay, Chris Sies, Shawn Galvin, Alessandro Valiante, Erika Dohi, Christopher Goddard, Evan Glickman, Casey McLellan, Joshua Morin, Mark Utley, Adam Bedell and many others.
More information: tristanperich.com