The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies
All noise contains pure tone. In this concert, CSI faculty member Scott Farkas performs John Luther Adams’ foundational work for solo percussion. This evening length piece for solo percussion and pre-recorded sounds searches to find and reveal the choirs of complex inner voices of pure tones within the complex sonorities of percussion instruments. Listeners will traverse the topographies of eight unique sonic fields derived from the inherent resonances of the instruments involved: Snare Drums, large Bass Drums, Triangles, Cymbals, large Gong, and even a Siren. This evening of music will be at once aggressive and introspective; bombastic and crystalline soft; hurdling and still. Audience members will be thoroughly engaged in an evening of dramatic musical performance that will leave them discussing and reveling in the possibilities of music and sound itself at its conclusion.