Lytle: Harvest Stream 2

Harvest Stream 2 is an eight channel piece developed especially for the new sound system at Harvestworks Studios, New York City. Each channel (speaker) has its own material and is designed to be mixed with the other channels (speakers) live during performance.

Many versions of this piece are possible. This presentation is one made by the composer himself. The material is drawn from the composers recordings of his own bass clarinet or electronic work or improvisations with others (with one exception this time). The extremes are quit varied. Some are so quiet, for example, you would not normally hear them less the other channels are either eliminated or very soft. Some Streams are longer and the audience is encouraged to walk around the performance space, thereby influencing the mix personally. Other audience members may just want to listen meditatively from a spot as close to the center as possible.

Moscow Sound Art Gallery SA))_gallery

May 16 – August 4, 2019

SA))_gallery is located in Electromuseum building in Moscow’s Rostokino area.

MICHAEL LYTLE – (aka elewhale), MA, University of Iowa, has been a New Music Improviser since 1968. He has performed with William Parsons, Karl Berger, George Cartwright, Garrett List, David Moss, John Zorn, Nick Didkovsky, Hans Burgener, Martin Schutz, Gerry Hemingway, Mark Dresser, Eyal Maoz, Kathleen Supove, Weasel Walter, Denman Maroney, Stephanie Griffin, Steve Swell, Ken Filiano, Mari Kimura, Evan Gallagher, Stephen Flinn, Robert Dick, Andrew Drury, JD Parran and has been involved in over 30 recordings since the 5* rated Iowa Ear Music of 1976. In solo, projects with Karl Berger and Hans Burgener, as a member of Nick Didkovsky’s band “Dr. Nerve” and a co-founder with Didkovsky & Hemingway of “Swim This” and his sonic powerhouse “Pool” he has played in festivals and venues all over the world. An early Electronic Music composer, Lytle invented the set of totally unique methods of clarinet family sonic modulation and performance, called the “most radical of his generation” by Joachim Berendt.

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