Scrap metal, old IBM parts and 21st century programming.
Excerpt from performance at Opera Cabal’s Hyde Park Salon Series.
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A setting of 4 e.e. cummings poems. Voice//Electronics
"N(o)w how the…"
Beloit College’s New Music Ensemble performing selections from Cornelius Cardew’s graphic score, ‘Treatise.’
Sam Hertz: Prepared Piano, Amplified Double Bass + Electronics, Oscillators
Hanna Brown: Amplified Cello, Voice
Kate Hermanns: Percussion
Tyler McGaughey: Organ
Shane Donnelly: Electronics
Jack Katze: Electronics
Sounds produced using the Tom Nunn-built T-Rodimba, an electro-acoustic percussion instrument filtered through electronics.
Read about Tom Nunn (Bay-Area experimental instrument designer) here: http://www.edgetonerecords.com/nunn.html
Listen to the recording of an ensemble featuring six of Tom Nunn’s instruments— made up of myself as well as Ed Hermann, Jason Adasiewicz and Adam Vida. Recorded Dec. 4th, 2010 @ Experimental Sound Studio- Chicago, IL: http://spacetimesessions.blogspot.com/2010/12/ed-hermann-percussion-performance.html
The last of the Inner Cartography Pieces. Also, conveniently doubling as the first in a cycle of solo-piano works entitled The Unencumbered Sonatas.
The first of the Inner Cartography pieces (composed to accompany Megan Rhyme’s choreography). Debut at the Chicago Fringe Festival, September 2010.
"The crucial ingredient is Sam Hertz’s original score, three evocative soundscapes that lighten up as the piece progresses, mirroring the dancers’ portrayal of learning at the cellular level." —Zachary Whittenburg, TimeOut Chicago.
Read more: Chicago Fringe Festival review roundup, part three - Unscripted blog - Time Out Chicago