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Wednesday, June 6 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Music Piece 8A.1

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Black Hole Fanfare, Life on a Tidally-Locked Planet, and PI
by Gadi Sassoon

Sassoon will perform an immersive live set featuring compositions born out of the collaboration with NESS, a research team of physicists at the University of Edinburgh devoted to the development of next generation sound synthesis techniques, specifically in the domain of advanced physical modelling. The NESS models allow for the manipulation of the laws of physics, and Sassoon uses that to weave in and out of hyper-realistic sounds and abstract textures. Sassoon will further blur the line between the acoustic and synthetic by combining the NESS models with a live modular performance, creating a listening environment inside the cube where sonic reality becomes unhinged. Throughout the performance you’ll be surrounded by evolving lattices of connected wires, springs and masses, string-like melodies, endlessly resonating micro-spheres, big metal bars and kettle drums, needlelike fingers bouncing on alien materials, and a mile-long trumpet blown by dragon breath falling through a black hole - accompanied by sludges of bass and shimmering arpeggios. Visuals created by various artists for these pieces will be projected in the Cube during Sassoon’s performance.

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