presented by The New Ruckus
Formerly known as the American Composers Forum’s Tuesday Salon, Composer Nights are an opportunity for composers to present their work, chat with the audience, receive feedback, and connect with others with a passion for musical adventure. These events are friendly, fun, and always surprisingly varied. Come to share, come to ask, come to listen.
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This Composer Night features music by:
Paleo Nath combines new, unfamiliar sounds with the language of jazz. Paleo Nath's music uses vintage synthesizers to explore the nautral beauty of mathematics.
Janet Preus (piano) and Tim Anderson (guitar) present a rethink of musical theater. Janet is a playwright, a writer of creative nonfiction, and a songwriter, primarily for theater. Tim is a classic rock guitarist, recording engineer and producer.
Bryce Beverlin II performs Retta Pe Patter, a simple piece of recording and listening, and Me Myself and I, an exploration of the role of listening in improvisation.
“My main intention in exploring art is to experiment through forms of communication in ways that expand my understanding of the world I live in and to present those works for others to experience. As a multidisciplinary artist, I am concerned with the progression of various forms of modern art. I consider my primary discipline to be music through composition, recording, and live performance.”
Mike Hodnick presents Zero Likes, a new code-based composition and live-coded performance utilizing synthesizers and drum samples. It was conceived using some new melodic improv functions he wrote for his code-based environment. Mike Hodnick (a.k.a. Kindohm) performs live-coded, electronic music using text. Mike works as an independent programmer, but can be found performing music regularly in the Twin Cities area.