|Whistle From Above (2008)
for 2 percussionists, robotic instruments, computer controlled lighting and sound. "Whistle from Above" is a work of experimental music theater - actors as much as percussionists, the two performers negotiate at complicated terrain of technology all the while being prompted and provoked by forces outside their own control. The work takes its title and inspiration from a stage direction in Samuel Beckett's "Act Without Words". "Whistle from Above" was made possible through the generous help and technological resources of the following:
Russell Greenberg and Ian Antonio, Levy Lorenzo, Ali Momeni, Sukandar Kartadinata and his Gluion interface, and the University of North Texas Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia.
Performances of this work have been supported, in part, by an Encore grant from the American Composers Forum.