The concert on June 2 was a success! Despite having only a few short rehearsals, CMW students, alumni, teachers, and visiting musicians in town for IMPS performed four pieces beautifully to a sizable crowd at the Knight Memorial Library. Listen/watch/read about all four pieces on the Media Lab website by clicking here.
-Jori Ketten, Media Lab Director
Scratch is my composition for string orchestra and field recordings. The strings section is in C major and based on a melody first exposed in the viola section. Underlying the strings part, there is texture of sounds recorded at a string restoration workshop. The piece is largely in sonata form with an interlude in the middle that could most accurately be described as a solo by the operator of the cassette tape players, which contain the recorded sounds from the field recordings.
-Liam Hopkins, Phase II