Thursday, January 26, 2017 || 7:30 p.m.
FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios
spaces to listen to from within…
featuring the Calloway Sudol Duo
…spaces to listen to from within is a concert-length work designed to blur the boundaries between an sound art installation and a chamber music performance. In addition, this work is part of an open series of compositions that I began in 2014 that focus on creating and exploring multiple interrelated sonic and structural environments. Following this, the work creates many different types of sonic and temporal environments that allow each audience member to create his or her own subjective experience.
This performance consists of four modular and fairly structured compositions for cello, electric cello, single string 3-D printed cello (designed by the MONAD Studio [Eric Goldemberg + Veronica Zalcberg] and Scott Hall), transducers, different sound objects, live electronics, and a constantly changing electronic sonic environment. In each of the four compositions, the cellist and computer musicians explore a limited set of novel sonic materials as well as different spatial, temporal, and spectral transformations. The sonic environment, by contrast is solely controlled by the cellist’s brainwaves and blinking via a wireless EEG headband. This sonic environment intends to breaks temporal progression by focusing on changes of the performer’s and audience’s attention and concentration. This environment also transforms or fades out during the four composition’s sonic explorations and serves as glue or a series of interludes between each of the four temporally bound works.
In order to best experience the …spaces to listen to from within, the audience members are suggested position themselves in different locations throughout the performance in order to explore the relationships between themselves, the acoustic space, the performers, and various electronic and live acoustic transformations of sounds.
In 2012, cellist Jason Calloway and composer/computer musician Jacob David Sudol founded the Calloway + Sudol Duo in 2012 to perform and promote music for cello and electronics. Their primary goals are to create and perform exciting new works, play new classics from this repertoire, and revitalize recent classics that are on the threshold of obsolescence.
Jacob David Sudol writes intimate compositions that explore enigmatic phenomena and the inner nature of how we perceive sound. His music has been performed over one hundred times across the USA as well as in Canada, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Thailand, Japan, and Cambodia. He was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan for the Academic 2015-16 Year and is also an Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Composition and the Coordinator of Music Technology area at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California, San Diego where his mentor was the Grawemeyer Prize-winning composer Chinary Ung.
Dr. Sudol has been commissioned and performed by many prestigious ensembles and performers such as the Amernet String Quartet, the Living Earth Show, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Jennifer Choi, Mari Kimura, Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Jason Calloway, Chai Found New Music Workshop, and the FIU Laptop and Electronic Arts (FLEA) Ensemble. His music has been presented distinguished venues such as the International Computer Music Conference, ZKM, the Taipei International New Music Festival, Music at the Anthology Festival, SEAMUS Conference, New York Electronic Music Festival, Rice University, Root Signal Electronic Music Festival, Mills University, the University of California in San Diego, McGill University, University of North Texas, Domaine Forget Festival of New Music, Taiwan National Recital Hall, and ISCM New Music Miami Festival.
In 2012, he founded a cello/electro-acoustic duo with distinguished cellist Jason Calloway and, since 2010 he has been in a piano/electro-acoustic duo with his wife Chen-Hui Jen. He also regularly collaborates on interdisciplinary projects with visual artist Jacek Kolasinski, architect Eric Goldemberg, and dancer/choreographer Chankethya Chey.
Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto USA, Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Austria), Acanthes (France), Perpignan, Valencia, Citta’ della Pieve (Italy), Jerash (Jordan), Casals (Puerto Rico), Blossom, Brevard, Colima (Mexico), Great Lakes, Kingston, Rockport, Sedona, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, the New York String Seminar, and Encore. Mr. Calloway is currently cellist of the Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami, and was previously a member of the Naumburg award-winning Biava Quartet, formerly in residence at the Juilliard School.
He has collaborated in chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Curtis, Juilliard, and Miami quartets and with principal players of most of the world’s leading orchestras, as well as with artists including Shmuel Ashkenasi, Robert deMaine, Roberto Diaz, Guillermo Figueroa, Pascal Gallois, Gary Hoffman, Ida Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian, Seymour Lipkin, Ricardo Morales, Michael Tree, and the Penderecki and Tokyo quartets. Mr. Calloway gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut under the auspices of Artists International and has also been heard in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the 92nd Street Y, and the Polish Consulate; in Los Angeles at Disney Hall, the Bing Theatre, the Skirball Center and Pepperdine University; in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center and at Strathmore; in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, the Ethical Society, and the Kimmel Center; and live on NPR, WFMT (Chicago), KMZT (Los Angeles), WQXR (NYC), WFLN (Philadelphia), and RAI television (Italy) as well as on recordings for Bridge, Naxos, and Albany records.
A devoted advocate of new music, Mr. Calloway has performed with leading ensembles around the world as well as alongside members of Ensemble Modern, Klanforum Wien, and the Arditti and JACK quartets, and with the New Juilliard Ensemble both in New York and abroad, in addition to frequent appearances in Philadelphia with Bowerbird, Soundfield, and Network for New Music and in Miami for FETA and Acoustica 21. Among the hundreds of premieres he has presented are solo and ensemble works of Berio, Knussen, Lachenmann, Pintscher, and Tüür, and he has collaborated intensively with some of today’s most important composers including Birtwistle, Carter, Davidovsky, Dusapin, Henze, Hosokawa, Husa, Franke, Rihm, Roustom, Ueno, and Yannay.