Monday, March 19, 2007

Otherwise Uninvolved Individuals

This concert is the premiere performance of Otherwise Uninvolved Individuals, a collection of works by Boston-based experimental composer, Halsey Burgund, which will take place Sunday May 6th at 7pm at the Cambridge YMCA Theater. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Burgund composes music using spoken human voices which he collects using a portable voice recording booth. He has collected over 600 voices with his Bring Your Own Voice booth, and the compositions performed at this event include many of them, triggered by an array of electronic controllers and samplers and projected throughout the theater in surround-sound. Burgund performs the electronic manipulations live as well as playing mallet percussion and piano. He is joined by his band, Aesthetic Evidence, which includes Peter Bailey on guitar, a string section and other traditional instruments.

Listen to samples of Halsey Burgund's music here

No comments: