I performed in a new work on April 19th in NYC. Composer Jobina Tinnemans' Killing Time for knitters and ensemble (World Premiere MATA commission).
Known for her work with concrete sounds, Dutch-Welsh composer Jobina Tinnemans follows the lead of the late Cornelius Cardew incorporating nonmusicians into a new music context. Her MATA commission, a concerto grosso for solo knitters, instrumental ensemble and a ripieno orchestra of knitters, visualizes the passage of time through its trace in fibre.
MATA was founded by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky, and Lisa Bielawa in 1996. MATA presents a week-long festival of music by composers under age forty each spring in New York City.
The composer used electronic pickups and enhanced sound processing to create a performance piece that is based on the actual movement, contact, fiber passage and growth of over 40 knitted objects using conductivity sensors to create work accompanied by musicians on traditional musical instruments.
The show was at Roulette in Brooklyn, a theater near BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), that presents new works by contemporay composers, performers and musicians.
I am sitting center statge, knitting 009 Fisherman Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky on 10.5 needles, basso profundo. How butch is that?