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Chris Brown: Iconicities: 3 Pieces for Percussion & Live Electronics

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>Brown, Chris [Composer] : Stupa, for vibraphone, piano & electronics
>Brown, Chris [Composer] : Gangsa, for percussion ensemble & electronics
>Brown, Chris [Composer] : Iceberg, for percussion & electronics

Album Summary

>Brown, Chris [Composer] : Stupa, for vibraphone, piano & electronics
>Brown, Chris [Composer] : Gangsa, for percussion ensemble & electronics
>Brown, Chris [Composer] : Iceberg, for percussion & electronics
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Chris Brown's (b. 1953) music has evolved within the intersections of many different traditions and styles. Following early training as a classical pianist, he was influenced by studies of Indonesian, Indian, Afro-American, and Cuban musics, and then took off on branches provided by the American Experimentalists in inventing and building a personal electronic instrumentation. More recently, he has extended this fascination with instrument building to the design of computer network systems that interact with acoustic musicians and with other computers and musicians connected over the internet. Collaboration and improvisation have been primary in the development of his music for various traditional instruments and interactive electronics. An "iconicity" is the analogy between the form of a sign and its meaning. All three of these pieces are through-composed using simple processes applied to both the sounds of the instruments and their real-time electronic transformations. The players must synchronize exactly with the rhythms produced by these transformations, and together the acoustic and electronic layers of sound create closely interwoven textures that evolve gradually into more complex forms. The acoustic sounds and the patterned variations of their recurrence affect the listener's experience of time, and provide a metaphor for its transcendence.



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>Brown, Chris [Composer] : Stupa, for vibraphone, piano & electronics
  • Performers: Chris Brown (Piano); Chris Brown (Electronics); Chris Brown (Piano); William Winant (Vibraphone)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 13 sec.
  • Written: 2007
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brown, Chris [Composer] : Gangsa, for percussion ensemble & electronics
  • Performers: Chris Brown (Piano); Chris Brown (Electronics)
  • Conductor: William Winant
  • Ensemble: William Winant Percussion Group
  • Running Time: 19 min. 22 sec.
  • Written: 2010
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brown, Chris [Composer] : Iceberg, for percussion & electronics
  • Performers: Chris Brown (Electronics); Chris Brown (Piano); William Winant (Glockenspiel); William Winant
  • Running Time: 17 min. 38 sec.
  • Written: 1985
  • Studio/Live: Live