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Live Stage: Birds on a Wire [us NYC]

hron.jpgBirds on a Wire performed by Terri Hron (Canada) – recorder/electronics :: November 10, 2008; 7:00 pm :: Harvestworks Digital Media Center, 596 Broadway #602, New York City.

Among bird fanciers the word record is used to signify the first essays of a bird in singing. Sir John Hawkins, in A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, 1776

Any set of transmitted electrical impulses received as a sound or image, e.g. via wires; the message conveyed by them. Wikipedia, Definition of Signal, 2006

Signal-based processing. Interactive improvisation environments. Real-time image to audio synthesizers. Recorder player Terri Hron walks the tightrope of new developments in computer-assisted composition and improvisation. During the course of two years, Terri is experimenting with 7 composers to put together a programme of works which drops the recorder into different corners of the ever-growing realm of electroacoustic music. She is intensely fascinated by the variable degree of interactivity between musician and machine and by the direction of the signal: who is controlling who? Each composer is providing Terri with a different challenge and approach. These are being rounded out by three new pieces by Terri herself, which will not only integrate new ideas growing from the collaborations, but also highlight her instrument’s historical connection with birds.

Terri Hron (b. 1977 in Edmonton, Canada) moved to Amsterdam in 1999, following a dream to study the recorder. Since finishing her studies – a Master’s in improvisation, composition and non-Western music from the Conservatory of Amsterdam – she has been active both in America and Europe as a composer and performer. She is a leading member of two ensembles: Rara Avis, a duo with drummer Robbert van Hulzen, that explores the boundaries between composition, improvisation, sound investigation and storytelling and Forbidden Fruit, a mixed renaissance consort dedicated to digging up and reworking early music. She is currently working on writing new solo repertoire as well as works for the David Kweksilber Bigband and Trio Scordatura.

Terri is the recipient of many awards and scholarships, including several from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council, and has participated in residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Banff Centre for the Arts.


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