Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9pm – Nightlife – Coastal Prairie Mercantile

Coastal Prairie Mercantile
104 Hout St, Warrensburg, MO 64093

Emily Hay/Steuart Liebig Duo

flute/voice/electronics and bass/electronics

Emily Hay and Steuart Liebig perform structured and free duo improvisations that incorporate mesmerizing electronic soundscapes, primal wordplay, enigmatic drones, harsh grooves, enigmatic loops, soaring flute passages and impromptu tone poems.


Brad Decker

MO.basso
Double Bass and Electronics

The “basso” project, now in its 8th year, is an ongoing improvisational exploration, sometimes incorporating multi-media and always involving extended double-bass techniques. Using a custom-built audio processing environment in Max, Brad Decker (Eastern Illinois University) creates a rhythmic tapestry of sound derived from the double bass and computer audio.


Michael Wittgraf

Date Night
Improvised Electronics

“Date Night” is a multigrid configuration in Kyma designed to produce improvised club dance music augmented with the potential of changing pulse, beat, and meter, along with an array of sounds that can be integrated into the beats.


Biographies

Brad Decker is a composer, improviser, and educator in new music composition, multimedia, and sound art. He performs as a double-bassist and sound artist using structured improvisation and live computer processing in numerous capacities, namely solo works, group ensemble collaboration, video art installations, and film soundtracks. Notable performances have been in Mexico, Australia, Italy, France, Brazil, and Canada, as well as at numerous venues in the United States. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Masters in Music composition and theory at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He currently teaches music composition and electronic music at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

EMILY HAY is a flutist and vocalist specializing in avant garde, experimental, contemporary classical and improvised music. She is known for her work with ensembles based on the “left coast” of California, including Hay Fever, U Totem, Motor Totemist Guild, Go: Organic Orchestra, Otherparts, Jeff Kaiser Okodektet, Mooncake and many others. She has toured and performed throughout No, America and Europe and is a featured recording artist on Cuneiform Records, ReR Records, Dragnet Records, Public Eyesore, amongst others. http://www.emilyhay.com/vita.html

STEUART LIEBIG began his career performing as an electric bassist with Les McCann and Julius Hemphill, later founded the groups BLOC, Quartetto Stig and The Mentones, and is known for his complex compositions and impressive discography, having performed and recorded as a side man and featured artist with Alex Cline, Jeff Gauthier, Anna Homler, Vinny Golia and an array of other well known Los Angeles and bay area experimental and jazz musicians. http://stigsite.com/biography.html

Together, Emily Hay and Steuart Liebig perform structured and free duo improvisations that incorporate mesmerizing electronic soundscapes, primal wordplay, enigmatic drones, harsh grooves, enigmatic loops, soaring flute passages and impromptu tone poems.

Michael Wittgraf is a composer who works in both electronic and acoustic genres. He explores mathematical systems, live manipulation of feedback, interactive improvisation, and time as data. His music has been performed in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia, and appears on the Eroica, New Ariel Recordings, and SEAMUS labels. Awards, commissions, and recognition from ASCAP, Modern Chamber Players, National Symphony Orchestra, Tempus Fugit, Louisiana State University, University of Minnesota, University of North Dakota, Florida State University, PiKappa Lambda, Zeitgeist, Chiara String Quartet, Bush Foundation, North Dakota Council on the Arts, and more. Mike is a multi-instrumentalist, performing as a bassoonist, in a number of rock-and-roll bands on keyboards, saxophone, and electric bass, and as a solo and collaborative performer on computer. His newest venture is with the live electronics improvisational dance/club music trio Gemstone Debris. He holds the title of Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor at the University of North Dakota. His teaching specialties are music technology, composition, theory, and bassoon.

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