Transducers, sheet metal, electronics, and improvisation in a display of sonic and visual playfulness
On Sunday April 14, 2019, Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble will present a program entitled “Not-So-Heavy Metals,” which features innovative technology and sheet metal in a display of sonic and visual playfulness. The performance melds electronic sound, live instruments, and light projection. After performances of several short works composed by MIT students inspired by the theme of this event, the evening will conclude with presentation of a new work for clarinet and live electronics, commissioned by Dinosaur Annex for the Festival from composer Matthew Schumaker. Matthew currently serves as MIT MLK Visiting Scholar. He develops new algorithms that modify an instrument’s acoustic signal to produce electronic sound that converses with the instrumental voice of the player.