Invisible People

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Invisible People (A Radio Opera) - Episode 1: Deliverance. To be played loudly in a darkened theatre.                             Invisible People is a series of compositions based on the negative outpouring that followed Barack Obama's approval of marriage equality and the silence of the invisible people whose voices were excluded from the media.  The "libretto" is from found text from sources including sermons, speeches, religious literature, reparation therapy brochures, and internet trolls.

Fixed media (stereo, octophonic, ambisonic) presented at Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, CA; Audiorama, Stockholm, Sweden; Østre, Bergen, Norway.  Live performance presented at Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA.

Abner Genece, Malesha Jesse, Gerard Joseph, and Kamau Kenyatta in Invisible People (A Radio Opera) at Space 4 Art, San Diego, September 27, 2013. (Photo: Yonatan Aljadeff)

Abner Genece, Malesha Jesse, Gerard Joseph, and Kamau Kenyatta in Invisible People (A Radio Opera) at Space 4 Art, San Diego, September 27, 2013. (Photo: Yonatan Aljadeff)

Swan

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Swan is tape music performed as acousmatic fixed media.  It is composed from original foley, analog synthesis, and scores and improvisation performed by my Invisible People Ensemble (Yvette Janine Jackson (piano), Kjell Nordeson (vibraphone), Shayla James (viola), Judith Hamann (violoncello), Samuel Ekkehardt Dunscombe (bass clarinet)).

Notes on Swan are available here as pdf.

Destination Freedom

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Destination Freedom is an expansion of Swan: a sonic experience that moves from the cargo hold of a ship transporting Africans to the Americas to a futuristic vessel searching for freedom.  The piece premiered at the Tonband 2017 Fixed Media Festival at Audiorama Stockholm and will have its U.S. debut at the Fridman Gallery in New York.