Bit Depth 145 - Sample Rate 4 - Electric Pizza: Power Cycle, 09/10/2018

Hello, and again, welcome to Bit Depth. I’m Santiago Ramones.

Since I was too busy to record a podcast for this week, I wanted to try something different this time around. This is a concert that I played on September 10th of 2018 with Power Cycle, an electronic trio that includes myself (Santiago Ramones), Breck McGough, and Jonathan Edwards. We’re all graduate music composition majors and we’re led by Dr. L. Keith White. This was the first concert of our “Electric Pizza” series, which are free concerts with free pizza at which we play experimental, original, and electronic music. Since this is a live recording, you can hear applause, talking, mistakes, and all the other things that can be heard at a live concert. You can watch the concert on Facebook, if you like.
Here is the program, with timecodes:

00:19 - Electric Pizza Theme - Composed and performed by L. Keith White
08:33 - Piece for Three Laptops - Wonder - Composed by L. Keith White, performed and improvised by Power Cycle
14:55 - Mirage - Composed by Santiago Ramones, performed by Power Cycle
18:43 - The Daydreamer Meditates - Composed by Breck McGough (fixed media)
22:38 - Piece for Three Laptops - Hunger - Composed by L. Keith White, performed and improvised by Power Cycle
29:29 - Ancient Caves - Composed and performed by J. R. Edwards
33:28 - Exit - Composed by Santiago Ramones, performed by Power Cycle
37:44 - Piece for Three Laptops - The Unknown - Composed by L. Keith White, performed and improvised by Power Cycle
44:21 - Bedimming (Mvt. 1) - Composed by Breck McGough (fixed media)
47:49 - Bedimming (Mvt. 2) - Composed by Breck McGough (fixed media)
50:40 - Machinations III - Get It - Composed by Santiago Ramones, performed by Power Cycle
54:43 - Eric (excerpt) - Composed by J. R. Edwards (fixed media)

A note about Piece for Three Laptops: while this piece was “composed” by L. Keith White, it’s a structured improvisation, meaning that there are loose directions given to the performers, and the performers improvise based on those directions. Each time it appears on this concert, the music is inspired by the subtitle - Wonder, Hunger, The Unknown.

The music was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Bryan Mitschell.

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