poweRed Line – Baljinder Sekhon, II, curator

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 - 4:08 pm

poweRed Line will feature the Red Line Saxophone Quartet as they premiere five new works for Saxophone Quartet and a variety of electronics. The collaboration between Red Line and five composers will result in a presentation that will immerse the listeners in electronic and acoustic sounds from every direction. poweRed Line will demonstrate an imaginative use of state-of-the-art technology, such as interactive multimedia software with live video and audio processing, while spotlighting the award-winning talent of the Red Line Saxophone Quartet. The use of electronics varies from piece to piece and serve functions such as allowing the saxophone ensemble to play in microtonal temperaments, generating hundreds of incredibly-quiet synthesized tones at different frequencies which are slowly navigating a three-dimensional space, tracking pitches of the acoustic saxophone in order to control processsors and spatialization with sound, and to play back manipulated saxophone samples while the performers interact with the computer in conversation. New pieces by composers Andy Akiho, Matthew Barber, Andrew Colella, Robert Pierzak and Baljinder Sekhon will result in a diverse program that explores a wide spectrum of compositional techniques, implementation of electronics, and dynamic range of emotions.