Computer Music

for seven performers with laptops

The familiar, lonely blue glow of the laptop screen is turned into a visual musical device. Each performer reads from a custom animated graphic notation indicating which key on the laptop keyboard to press. A software application turns key presses into sound and light

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'The music was a little like what you might hear in an old arcade video game: each time a tone sounded, one of the musicians lit up with a color. Think of the scene at the end of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, when the scientists and aliens communicate with each other through light and sound. If aliens land in New York this week, we can send out Kaj Duncan David to communicate with them!'
Stevan Pisano, Feast of Music

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Commissioned by Aksiom Ensemble
Premiered in 2014 at Ultima Festival [Oslo]
Revised almost beyond recognition in 2016 for Scenatet / SPOR Festival [Aarhus]

21.01.2020

Computer Music

ad hoc ensemble

Conservatori de les Illes Balears, Mallorca

25.06.2019

Computer Music

performed by K!art

Koncertkirken, Copenhagen

23.05.2018

Computer Music

performed by ensemble tzara

Druckereihalle im Ackermannshof, Basel

22.05.2018

Computer Music

performed by ensemble tzara

Solothurn, Altes Spital (Switzerland)

21.05.2018

Computer Music

performed by ensemble tzara

Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich

13.12.2017

Computer Music

performed by reConvert

IX Ciclo de Musica Actual, Badajoz (Spain)

28.07.2017

Computer Music

performed by reConvert

III Neuva Musica, Córdoba (Argentina)

11.06.2017

Computer Music

performed by ad hoc ensemble

Virtual Reality 003, Manchester

25.04.2017

Computer Music

performed by SCENATET

MATA Festival, New York City

01.10.2016

Computer Music

performed by SCENATET

Nordic Music Days 2016, Reykavík

12.05.2016

Computer Music

(fully revised in new version)
performed by SCENATET

Spor Festival, Aarhus

19.09.2014

Computer Music

(original version)
performed by Aksiom Ensemble

Ultima Festival, Oslo