Ma'ayan Tsadka: piano exorcisms, post-human museums, speculative soundscapes

1/28/2017 | listen

Jon Myers and Madison Heying sit down with composer Ma'ayan Tsadka to talk about technology-aided piano exorcisms, imagined underwater soundscapes, ancient harmonic fossils, and both the power and danger of protest rhythms to empower either positive social change or violence and hate. Ma'ayan discusses her new work, Museum of Extinct Sounds and Imaginary Water Creatures, in which a small ensemble creates and explores sound objects of hypothetical future underwater worlds, as if curated in a museum exhibit. Ma'ayan describes the evolution of her compositional practice from a more solitary activity involving conventionally notated music in which composer, performers, and audiences were considered separately to a more performative practice where these three roles are blurred and notated scores may no longer be necessary.

Sunday, Jan. 29, join us at Radius Gallery to hear a full performance of Museum of Extinct Sounds and Imaginary Water Creatures.

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