Intermedia

FLiGHT AND PASSAGE 1-11

Updated 22 March 2017

FLiGHT (2012-2016)
I Imagining, II Preparing, III Experiencing, and IV Perspective
String Quartet, A Montage of Texts Assembled by the Composer (pre-recorded and spatialized), centering on human aspirations for flight which span centuries and culture,
Reconfigurable projection modules, Real-time Algorithmic sound processing, Multichannel sound distribution
JACK Quartet
Ross Karre, Visual design, Paul Hembree, Audio design
Recorded speakers: Eva Barnes, Lowell Gaspar, Carla Harting, Jack Mikesell
Robert Castro, Direction
First performances (complete): 30-31 October 2016
The Park Avenue Armory, New York
FLiGHT is commissioned by the JACK Quartet with the National Gallery of Art.
Partners include the James Madison University, The Phillips Collection, Mount Tremper Arts,
the University of California, the Dean of Arts and Humanities at UCSD, the Department of
Music at UCSD, the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Park Avenue
Armory, the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, the San Diego
Air and Space Museum, Caltech’s NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

FLiGHT
I Imagining
String Quartet, Reconfigurable projection modules, Multichannel sound distribution
JACK Quartet
Ross Karre, Visual Design, Paul Hembree, Audio Design
Ingrid De Sanctis, Ben Lambert, Quynh-My Luu, Adrian Tafesh, Speakers
First performance: 19 February 2015, 8:00 pm
2014-2015 Masterpiece Season, Concert Hall
Contemporary Music Festival, 17-19 February 2015
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

FLiGHT
I Imagining
String Quartet, Reconfigurable projection modules, Multichannel sound distribution
JACK Quartet
Ross Karre, Visual Design, Paul Hembree, Audio Design
Ingrid De Sanctis, Ben Lambert, Quynh-my Luu, Adrian Tafesh, Speakers
8 March 2015 at 6:30 pm
66th American Music Festival: Personal Visions
National Gallery of Art
West Building, West Garden Court
Washington, DC

FLiGHT
I Imagining, II Preparing, and III Experiencing
String Quartet, Reconfigurable projection modules, Multichannel sound distribution
JACK Quartet
Ross Karre, Visual Design, Paul Hembree, Audio Design
Recorded speakers: Eva Barnes, Lowell Gaspar, Carla Harting, Jack Mikesell
Robert Castro, Direction
22 May 2016
The Phillips Collection, 57th Anniversary Celebration
Washington, DC


george WASHINGTON (2012-2013) 24'
Orchestra, 3 Narrators, Video projection,
Real-time sound processing and spatialization
2 Fl (Picc), Al-fl, 2 Ob, Ca, 2 Cl, B-cl, Cbs-cl, 2 Bsn, Cbsn,
4 Hn, 3 Tpt, 2 Tbn, B-tbn, Tba, 3 Perc, Pf, Hp,
Strings in traditional 5 sections
Ross Karre, Videographer, Jaime Oliver, Computer Cues, Josef Kucera, Sound Design
First performances: 3, 4, 5 October 2013
National Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Clark Young, Thomas Keegan, Philip Larson, Narrators
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC
Co-commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra through
a grant from the John and June Hechinger Commissioning Fund for
New Orchestral Works, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association,
and the University of California
EP68437
TECHNICAL MANUAL
Four Real-Time Algorithms, Roger Reynolds (with Jaime E. Oliver and Paul Hembree) (2015)
Technical manual for the use of software in the works of Roger Reynolds (SEASONS: Cycle 1, Dream Mirror, MARKed MUSIC, Toward Another World, Positings, george WASHINGTON, FLiGHT, "Shifting, Drifting")
EP68491

PASSAGE 1: "Responsibility, Alliances, Collaboration, Realization, Resource, Mastery, Reward, Futures, Chance, Serendipity, Loyalty" (referencing Takahashi and Xenakis, Carter, Arditti, Weisberg, and Takemitsu) (2009)
Intermedia Performance by Roger Reynolds
Performance date: 1 December 2009
Mike Gao, Technical support
204 inFocus Seminar, Experimental Theater
Conrad Prebys Music Center, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California

For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY


PASSAGE 2: "Benediction, Sharing, Legacy, Public Exposure, Seasons, The Sublime" (referencing Xenakis, Cage, Schick, Poetry, and Barnett Newman) (2010)
Intermedia Performance by Roger Reynolds
Performance date: 20 May 2010
Autumn Island (Islands from Archipelago: II) (Solo Marimba), Brian Archinal
Jaime Oliver, Technical Support
Calit2 Black Box Theater, Atkinson Hall
University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California

For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY


PASSAGE 3: "Going First Class, Perilous Consideration, Subconscious Craft, Anotherworldly Intersection, Unnatural Experience, The Source of Force, Memorability, Differences" (referencing Feldman, Varèse, Gerhard, Takemitsu, Xenakis, Carter, and Copland) (2010)
Intermedia Performance by Roger Reynolds
Performance date: 3 June 2010
With Irvine Arditti and Lucas Fels
Jaime Oliver, Technical Support
June in Buffalo, 35th Anniversary
Baird Concert Hall, University at Buffalo - SUNY

For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY


PASSAGE 4: "Alliances, Understanding the Context, Benediction, Sharing, Collaboration, Loyalty, Memorability, Mission" (referencing Takahashi and Xenakis, Cage, Takemitsu, Ashley, Mumma, Scavarda, Daugherty, and George Washington) (2010)
Intermedia Performance by Roger Reynolds
Performance date: 3 November 2010
ONCE. MORE. Festival
Rackham Lecture Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY


PASSAGE 5: "Theories and Experience, Alliances, Responsibility, What Is Needed, Intention, Loyalty, Memorability, The Sublime, Anotherworldly Intersection, Seasons" (referencing Form and Method, Takahashi and Xenakis, Takemitsu, Carter, and Barnett Newman) (2011)
Intermedia Performance by Roger Reynolds
Performance date: 11 May 2011
Schoenberg Hall, University of California, Los Angeles

For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY


PASSAGE 6: "Theories and Experience, The Source of Force, Collaboration, Alliances, Anotherworldly Intersection, Chance and Determinacy, The Right Amount, What Is Needed, Memorability, Context or Features?, Loyalty, Benediction" (referencing Mind Models, Takahashi and Xenakis, Takemitsu, Cage, Tiensuu, and Kandinsky) (2011)
Intermedia Performance by Roger Reynolds
Performance date: 13 July 2011
Toward Another World (Solo Clarinet with Computer sound), Bill Kalinkos, Clarinet,
Jaime Oliver, Technical support
MIZZOU New Music Summer Festival
Whitmore Recital Hall, University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY


PASSAGE 7: "John Cage – incidents, texts, conversations, and music" (2012)
Intermedia Performance by Roger Reynolds
ILLUMINATIONs 5, Intermedia Lecture Event, John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC
Performance date: 9 September 2012
Jenny Lin, Guest Pianist, SEASONS (excerpts), Quest (complete), and ONE (complete)
Jaime Oliver, Technical assistance
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium
Washington, DC


Abstract
One in a series of intermedia creations by Roger Reynolds, this centers on a poetic American: John Cage as composer, writer, philosopher, visual artist, and performer. The presentation offers a personalized perspective on (and around) Cage and his work. Subjects for Reynolds’s texts include ENCOUNTERS (his first meeting with Cage), CHANCE AND INDETERMINACY (as manifested in life), SHARING (meals), THE SPACE OF SILENCE (doing an interview with Cage), CONTEXT OR FEATURES (an exploration of how musical experiences mean), and CHAGRIN (a detailed discussion of an interaction with Cage involving his “Themes and Variations” text). Also included are recorded passages from a conversation between Cage and Reynolds at the University of Toronto (on Duchamp, cooking, Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras, and Cage’s view of his work), as well as some of the Indeterminacy stories as recorded by Cage. The texts are spatialized, both live and recorded readings, and are interpenetrated by projected images and also performances by pianist Jenny Lin of Cage’s SEASONS (excerpts), Quest (complete), and ONE (complete), the first of the late number pieces.

For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY

PASSAGE 8: "On Learning, Varèse, Cage, Ashley, Musical Experience, and Intermedia" (2012)
Intermedia Performance by Roger Reynolds
Performance date: 6 December 2012
Paul Hembree, Technical support
imagE/viola, John Pickford Richards, Viola

Toward Another World (Solo Clarinet with Computer sound), Bill Kalinkos, Clarinet
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University, Cambridge


For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY


PASSAGE 9
: "Collaboration, Xenakis, Cage, Takemitsu, the Sublime, and Aesthetic Experience" (2012-2013)
Intermedia Performance
Texts and Narration: Roger Reynolds
Image preparation: Paul Hembree
Recording and editing of texts: Paul Hembree

On screen:
[Tadashi Suzuki’s production of Chekhov’s Ivanov (NHK recorded excerpt), Music by Roger Reynolds],
[MARKed MUSIC (excerpt) performed by Mark Dresser (Contrabass) and
Paul Hembree (real-time algorithmic sound processing)
Audio recording and editing: Michael Ricca
Editing: Ross Karre, Kyle Johnson, and Frankie Martin]

Performance date: 13 March 2013
Chatter/Clatter, Steven Schick (Percussion) and Paul Hembree (Computer musician)
imagE/flute, Rachel Beetz, Flute
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, Conrad Prebys Music Center
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California


For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY

VIEW PASSAGE 9 TRAILER BY KYLE JOHNSON, JOSEF KUCERA

Trailer for Reynolds's PASSAGE 9 from Roger Reynolds on Vimeo.

Passage 10: "Musings on “Good Lives”: Relationships, Sustenance, Aspirations –
Truth, Secrets, Boundaries, Purpose, Flight" (2013-2014) 58'53"
Intermedia Performance
Narrated by Roger Reynolds
Montaged words of Reynolds, Lucretius, John Ashbery, Milan Kundera, Richard Wilbur, Emily Dickinson, Roberto Bolaño
Paul Hembree, Technical support, image preparation, text recording, spatialization
"In this series, eight of UC San Diego's finest teachers and scholars share their pursuit of 'The Good Life'."
Performance date: 3 March 2014
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Conrad Prebys Music Center
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California

For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY



VIEW UCSD-TV COMPLETE VIDEO of PASSAGE 10 by Roger Reynolds



PASSAGE 11
: "Collaboration, Cage, Takemitsu, Xenakis, the Sublime, and Obligation" (2016)
Intermedia Performance
Narrated by Roger Reynolds
Performance date: 3 August 2016
Johannes Regnier and Paul Hembree, Technical support
With the Arditti String Quartet (performing three movements from not forgotten, and
Irvine Arditti performing the 3rd cadenza from Aspiration)
Darmstadt, Germany, 70th Anniversary Celebration

For inquiries regarding PASSAGE presentations, contact Gene Caprioglio at C.F. Peters Corp., NY