New Music from Los Angeles
Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
NMC is excited to welcome three Los Angeles-area experimental musicians (Colin Wambsgans, Mike Winter and Sepand Shebab) to Austin to share their work. All three composers are exploring the distant margins of music and will be in attendance to present and discuss their work. This past September, as part of our continuing chamber music series, we presented two musicians working in NYC. Texas' position along the center axis of the US allows us to have a dialogue with artists on both coasts. With this program, we hope to provide our audience with a glimpse of experimental chamber music in the Pacific southwest.
About the program
Chorales for 4 electric guitars
by Mike Winter
Divisions on a Ground
for 2 or more bowed strings, sine waves, field recordings, and a metronome.
by Sepand Shahab
"This Is A Long Drive for Someone Who Overthinks Things" for 2-channel fixed media and video
by Colin Wambsgans
About the composers
Michael Winter is a composer, music theorist, and software designer. He co-founded and directs the wulf., a non-profit arts organization that presents music free to the public in Los Angeles. Michael is a firm believer in music making as an exploratory process and free information.
Colin Wambsgans was born in New Orleans, and grew up playing jazz piano. Currently, he composes music for electronics and assorted ensembles. His work explores the interactions of memory, translation, and timbres, and he often uses field recordings as a basis for composition. He presented original electronic work at the 2010 Darmstadt Summer Music Courses, after studying with Francisco Lopez. He is currently living in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, and received his MFA in composition at CalArts, studying with Michael Pisaro.