REACT
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By Ben Johansen, Francesca Arnone, and Mikylah McTeer. By Ben Johansen, David Taddie, Margaret Schedel, and Russell Pinkston. Classical. Listening CD. Published by Naxos (NX.RR7930).

UPC: 636160195234.

Violinist Mikylah McTeer and flutist Francesca Arnone perform diverse electroacoustic pieces on their first collaborative album REACT, released on Ravello Records. The works on this album demonstrate well the potential range of electroacoustic music in facilitating both experimental and traditional compositional ideas. The featured composers explore new ways of creating and organizing sound, and as performed with either computer or other interactive electronics, the violin and flute help construct unique sonic landscapes. Interact and React, composed by Ben Johansen for flute, violin and interactive computer, is unique for its incorporation of non-instrumental sounds (such as mouth noises, whistling, stomping, snapping, and more) into its musical landscape, and has three basic parts: two deeply abstract outer sections, with an intervening period of fierce counterpoint between the flute and violin. Margaret Schedel's Partita, Perihelion for violin and interactive computer most clearly blends traditional ideas with electroacoustic ones, as the electronics grow out of the solo violin part. The titles of its three movements refer to Baroque dance suite forms, and also paraphrase, if not outright quote, Bach's solo violin partitas. Luminosity, David Taddie's flute and electroacoustic piece, is one of the more traditional experimental works on the album, using synthesized sounds that can be traced back to electronic music from the 1960s and 70s.

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  • 01. Interact for flute, violin, and interactive computer
  • 02. Luminosity, for flut (doubling alto flute) and elctro-acoustic accompaniment
  • 03. Vox Clamantis for flute, violin, and computer
  • Partita, Perihelion for violin and interactive electronics
  • 04. I. Allamande
  • 05. II. Sarabande (Adagio)
  • 06. III. Gigue (Adagio)
  • 07. Category 5 (Echoes) for flute/alto flute/piccolo, violin, and computer
  • 08. Lizamander for flute and computer
  • 09. QFWFQ (A Voice a Point of View) for two alto instrumetns and interactive sound
  • 10. React for flute, violin, and interactive computer