Featuring the music of Joel Mellin and performances by Catherine Hedberg (sampled) and Faurot / Paulson (live), Vortex is a series of ambitious works presented in a Vortitorium – an experimental, fully immersive, three-dimensional audio environment developed by Mellin.
Vortex includes three debut compositions encompassing the breadth of Mellin’s collaborations: a work for computer and pemade; a collaborative piece for voice and computer featuring vocalist Catherine Hedberg and a performance specific installation by Jeff Mellin; and an audio tornado composed and controlled in real-time, intersecting with a parallel performance, Plow Like Hell, by Holly Faurot and Sarah H. Paulson. All three of these compositions are composed and scored during the performance with custom software written specifically by Mellin for three-dimensional audio.
The hour-long program will conclude with the New York debut of A Passing Thought, a piece for piano, bass harmonica, computer and jegogunk (an instrument designed by Mellin). This work orginally debuted at the 2009 Dublin Fringe Festival with the performance of Rex Levitates Dance Company’s 12 Minute Dances.
Performers: Holly Faurot, Justine Lynch, Sarah H. Paulson, and Meg Dellenbaugh.
Musicians: Catherine Hedberg (sampled), Joel Mellin, Tori Lo.
Additional Vortex Sounds provided by: Irene Eunyoung Lee, Liz Leininger, Jeff Mellin, Bruce Mellin, Andrea Powers, and Matthew Welch.
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|Duration||30 April 2010 - 01 May 2010|
|Venue||Chocolate Factory Theater|
|Address||5-49 49th Avenue Long Island City 11101, ,|
|Contact||/ / www.chocolatefactorytheater.org/e_joelmellin.html|