Austin Wulliman + Katherine Young making ssssssssssses and shhhh and wifflwiffles all night long in a performance of their co-creation Diligence is to Magic as Progress is to Flight.
The result of years of close collaboration between Wulliman and Young, Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight comprises four pieces for solo violin, one piece for solo viola, and one piece for violin and chamber orchestra. These works are presented as part of a continuously organic eight-channel installation built of recorded sound derived from these six pieces. Wulliman utilizes five different instruments—two of which have been heavily altered with clips and buzz-inducing preparations. Employing amplification to bring out small sounds, Young controls the sound world’s mix, manipulates samples, and works with a detuned electric guitar.
Each piece offers Wulliman a different performance context, as well: some ask him to read precisely notated scores; other times he works freely with carefully selected materials; and one piece involves a video projection that seems static, but slowly begins to move, becoming a score structuring his improvisation. The centerpiece of the evening is a work for violin with large ensemble, featuring Ensemble Dal Niente.
Parlour Tapes+ will release a stereo cassette, digital download, as well as a limited edition do-it-yourself 8-channel installation in four cassettes. Don't nobody tell Wayne Coyne.
As usual, the ticket includes a copy of the limited edition cassette.