Andrew May: Imaginary Friends, Music for Instruments and Computer

> Shimmer - Shimmer
> Chant/Songe - Chant/Songe
> Retake - Retake
> Ripped-up Maps - Ripped-up Maps
> The Twittering Machine - The Twittering Machine
> Wandering Through the Same Dream - Wandering Through the Same Dream
> Vanishing - Vanishing

Album Summary

>May, Andrew : Shimmer, for piano
>May, Andrew : Chant Songe, for clarinet & computers
>May, Andrew : Retake, for flute & computer
>May, Andrew : Ripped-Up Maps, for electric violin & computers
>May, Andrew : The Twittering Machine, for flute & computers
>May, Andrew : Wandering Through the Same Dream, for clarinet & computer
>May, Andrew : Vanishing, for chamber ensemble & computer
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Notes & Reviews:

The works of May nearly defy classification, seamlessly blending the personal expressiveness of traditional classical performance with the alien landscape of ambient computer music. In this, his debut release, May invites the listener to experience the drama of people and machines making intimate chamber music together.

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
Andrew May's Imaginary Friends are computer systems that he pairs with himself or other concert performers. The album is a collection of his works spanning roughly 15 years. Most of the music would surely be more impressive in concert. May is probably the person most acquainted with this style of performance. On other pieces the idea is sometimes compelling.



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Works Details

>May, Andrew : Shimmer, for piano
  • Performers: Andrew May (Violin); Shannon Wettstein (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>May, Andrew : Chant Songe, for clarinet & computers
  • Performers: Andrew May (Violin); F. Errante (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>May, Andrew : Retake, for flute & computer
  • Performers: Andrew May (Violin); Elizabeth McNutt (Flute)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>May, Andrew : Ripped-Up Maps, for electric violin & computers
  • Performer: Andrew May (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996-2011

>May, Andrew : The Twittering Machine, for flute & computers
  • Performers: Andrew May (Violin); Elizabeth McNutt (Flute)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>May, Andrew : Wandering Through the Same Dream, for clarinet & computer
  • Performers: Andrew May (Violin); Rachel Yoder (Clarinet); Deanna Brizgys (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>May, Andrew : Vanishing, for chamber ensemble & computer
  • Performers: Andrew May (Violin); Erika Eckert (Viola); Judith Glyde (Cello); Elizabeth McNutt (Flute); Elizabeth McNutt (Piccolo); Marcelo Sanches (Cello); Shannon Wettstein (Piano); Megan Tipton (Viola); Brett Reed (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrew May
  • Running Time: 22 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000