Crane Arts presents the Philadelphia debut of Tristan Perich performing his new half-hour duet, Dual Synthesis, for harpsichord with custom-built electronics.
Perich choreographs a lush intersection between antique keyboard instrument and primitive electronics. Dense flurries of notes on the harpsichord blur with patterned 1-bit tones, uniting acoustic and electric sound. Perich combines the complexity of modern classical composition and the viscerality of electric music.
Joining Perich is artist/vocalist Lesley Flanigan, who performs handcrafted speaker feedback instruments and her own singing voice, sculpting ‘physical-electronic’ music by hand. Using an orchestrated mix of complex tones and rhythms that originate entirely from the acoustics of live feedback and voice, her music hovers somewhere between noise experiments and lyrical song.