Foxconn Frequency (no.1) - for three visibly Chinese performers looks to disrupt the concert music tradition by exploring the musical and thematic consequence of presenting and examining performing bodies and instruments in new ways. The piece specifically calls for Chinese performers to operate three samplers that trigger cheap piano samples to sound in the structure of a (more expensive) grand piano. The actions to trigger these sounds are simple, but the resulting sounds scale in complexity, density, and length. In this way, the work effort and labour is de-coupled from the sound (and, eventually, re-coupled).

Instrumentation:

for three visibly chinese performers, three samplers, and one grand piano

Performances:

  • Sound of Dragon Music Festival -- May 10-11, 2014 -- Roundhouse Centre, Vancouver BC
  • Sonic Boom Music Festival 2014 -- March 29th, 2014 -- Pyatt Hall, Vancouver BC