Ventura Gig

by Andrew Pask

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 8 pm
Bell Arts Factory
432 N. Ventura Ave.
Ventura, CA 93001
Free Admission


The Choir Boys presents
" Tusalava" - a film by Len Lye.


With a fresh new soundtrack conjured for the occasion featuring trumpets, saxophones, clarinets and computerized mayhem.
Music and DSP programming by Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask.
Additional video programming by Andrew Pask.


Tusalava is a film from 1929 by Len Lye. The film presents a number of graphical ideas based on Len Lye's interest in Aboriginal and Pacific Art. It originally had a score, but due to the limitations of film technology when the film was made the score was never recorded, and was played live in performance with the film.


In fact the score for Tusalava was lost, and we now have no idea what it might have sounded like.


The Choir Boys, aka Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask, will present their version of the score.


It can be safely said that although we have no idea what the original score sounded like, we can be fairly sure that it wouldn't have sounded anything quite like this.


Andrew Pask will perform Richard Dudas' Prelude for Clarinet and Computer


Program Notes from composer Richard Dudas:
Prelude for Clarinet and Computer is the second in a series of interactive pieces for solo wind instrument with live computer processing. The piece explores (and blurs) the fine line between the sound of the live clarinet and the computer processed clarinet sound by the use of multiphonics in the clarinet part. The computer is also used to fill in the “missing” even harmonic partials in the clarinet’s odd-harmonic sound spectrum, morphing its sound into one resembling a saxophone. The piece was written for clarinetist Peter Furniss who premiered it on a concert of music for clarinet and live electronics at the Forum Neues Musiktheater in Stuttgart, Germany in April of 2006.
Performed by Andrew Pask - clarinet