Scott and his band Darling Gunsel wanted to create a sort of electronic theremin that they could use to provide a more dynamic and performative element to their live performance. The result was Tiger, who was built with an up-cycled video-game controller designed to improve your golf stroke. Tiger is played live using a Max for Live patch. It not only helps the audience visualize certain aspects of the music it encourages the electronic musician to get out from behind the laptop.
During the 2010/2011 School year I worked and taught alongside renowned instrument builder and musical magic-man, Trimpin, as he developed the premiere of his multi-discipline work Gurs Zyklus. The experience was a unique and profound one. Working alongside Trimpin for a long period of time, watching him navigate the many expectations and facets of this new work, and working with him to create the technology necessary for the performance has given me a plethora of direction and inspiration for my own work, and my development as a teacher. In May I will travel to Seattle, where Trimpin is based to see the next incarnation of the work.
When Aleta created a solo piece, Califia, which developed out of a residency at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program (2007), and a Stanford Humanities Lab Grant/Fellowship (2006) in collaboration with CCRMA-Center for Computer Music and Acoustics (involving human computer interaction) I assisted her in developing and managing the HCI technology and integrating it into the work.