Performed and commissioned by Al Cerulo, Amplified Perception is an evening of new works for single solo percussion instruments with electronic enhancement featuring compositions by Eve Beglarian, Randy Gibson, Paula Matthusen, Mathew Rosenblum, and Jude Traxler.
The Manhattan School of Music Percussion Ensemble performs four masterworks of the repertory for our 2020-2021 concert season.
Directed by Mike Perdue & Jude Traxler
Video production by Al Cerulo
For inverted snare drum, crotales, tuning forks, and audio looper, In Modifier Keys explores the extended sound world of a snare drum as a noise resonator with a 6-channel output. Commissioned as part of his Amplified Perception project, Al Cerulo performs this with piece with a ceremonial intensity.
The extraordinary Joe W. Moore, III wrote a piece for Manhattan School of Music’s percussion ensemble to be performed in front of the General Grant National Monument near the historic conservatory in Harlem.
Al Cerulo brings to life the wide dynamic range of a single cymbal equipped with a contact microphone and Mathew Rosenblum’s sixteenth-note world in “S.O.S. (Shiny Object Syndrome)”.
Al Cerulo performs Eve Beglarian’s electronic-assisted instrumental solo on glockenspiel accompanied by a simple 2:3 delay and a growing distortion crescendo.
Mantra Percussion performs the stunning scraping and scratching soundscape of Jenny Beck in a glitch-laden video featuring Al Cerulo & Joe Bergen.
Echo Artifact’s third concept album on the art of becoming.
Al Cerulo, Greg Chudzik, Jude Traxler
Al Cerulo performs Paula Matthusen’s work for solo vibraphone and live electronics. Commissioned for his solo project, Amplified Perception, Cerulo controls resonator microphones and feedback transducers via a MAX/MSP patch in real time to a custom 6-channel output.
Anne Rainwater plays my works for solo piano – some acoustic, some electric, featuring futureCities.
Dead Resonance’s debut album released on Cat Crisis Records.
Brett Dietz, Chad Heiny, Joe W. Moore III, Jude Traxler
My video recording of SSS’s famed work for actor/percussionist, Songs I-IX, from the composer’s box-set release of his percussion music on Chen Li Music (2020).
Tempus Fugit reunites to record Brett Dietz’s seminal work, Sharpened Stick, on its 20th anniversary.
Tempus Fugit performs a movement Brett Dietz’s new quintet, With Age Comes, at the LSU percussion studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Based on a Feldman melody, Dead Resonance’s title track for their debut album, silence is not a transition, is a mobile of self-composed melodic fragments.
Echo Artifact’s sophomore stint on the tension of wanting.
Greg Chudzik, Al Cerulo, Jude Traxler
Excerpts from Dietz’s collection of 15 intermediate mallet duets. Recorded at Louisiana State University.
Joe Moore pens a beautiful collection of Bible-referenced miniatures for percussion quartet. Performed by the composer’s own group, Dead Resonance.
Chad Heiny’s work, Canon Fodder, was the first piece we tracked for Dead Resonance’s album, silence is not a transition. Fun times with a lot of drums.
Dead Resonance records Dietz’s Origin of Savagery – written for the group’s debut album, “silence is not a transition”.