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Taylan Cihan, 2012

Annie Lewandowski, amplified accordion
Andrew Lucia, visuals
Chris Kim, Niccolo Athens, Amit Gilutz - conductors,

World Premiere:
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Performance Notes on the Visualiztion:

"When Cihan approached me to compose a visual work to accompany An, I immediately accepted without prior listening, which would not actually come about for many weeks.  Instead, what Cihan described to me was a spectral process, one that is constructed from the atomized world of adjacent sound qualities. 

Rather than proceed with the visuals for An from a purely aesthetic standpoint, I felt it crucial to work within the constructive logic employed by Cihan in this spectral approach, albeit in light rather than sound.  In this sense, the aesthetic qualities are a direct result of an evolving image texture, one that relies entirely on the flow of discrete spatial and temporal light adjacencies.  In this sense, the progressive image that accompanies An does not act as a metaphor or representation of Cihan’s work, but rather is itself an action, a process, or more precisely is currently “in action.”  Furthermore, this visual work is inexact--allowing imprecision to play a roll in its actualization, much the way An is intentionally scored and performed with an insistence upon performer fluctuation as an essential qualitative characteristics of the “sound mass” as it evolves through time. 

Note: the image one sees is operating in real-time; this is not a pre-recorded accompaniment to Cihan’s work."

-Andrew Lucia


see a video here [be sure to watch in HD].

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