Schick Machine March 5, 2009Posted by k0re in Uncategorized.
MARCH 7, 2009_SATURDAY / 8:00 PM_DINKELSPIEL AUDITORIUM
471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford University, PALO ALO
FOR TICKETS PHONE: 650-725-ARTS (2787)
Or on-line at http://livelyarts.stanford.edu
Commissioned by Stanford Lively Arts and Meyer Sound Labs and produced with the generous support of the Creative Work Fund, the Phyllis Wattis Foundation, the Argosy Fund for Contemporary Music, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bernard Osher Foundation and the Meet The Composer/Commissioning Music USA Program. The composition of the score was supported by Dresher’s Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Music Composition in 2006-07.
Collaboratively created by:
Paul Dresher – Composer, Instrument Inventor and Builder
Steven Schick – Performer/Percussionist
Rinde Eckert – Director/Writer
Matt Heckert – Mechanical Sound Artist
Daniel Schmidt – Instrument Inventor & Builder
Tom Ontiveros – Lighting & Production Design
Gregory Kuhn – Sound Design & Engineering
The mysteriously-packed subterranean workshop of the (possibly mad, possibly genius) inventor, sound collector and audio philosopher Lazlo Klangfarben. His invention: the Schick Machine – an uber-algorhytm, a logic instrument made from a giant motorized hurdy gurdy that produces heavenly sounds, a deconstructed pipe organ played with electrical mallets, and indescribable metal machines that seem to be alive. You ask: “What IS this stuff?