LIKE A BIRD IN THE WILDERNESS (ART 1021, 2001)

by THE BIFURCATORS

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For piano and computer-driven electronics

Philip Perkins & Scott Fraser, with “Blue” Gene Tyranny, piano

For piano improvisation (by “Blue” Gene Tyranny) on five timed note rows, with an interactive computer-controlled electronic instrument system following both the musical gestures of the performer and a score in real time.

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released February 1, 2001

LIKE A BIRD IN THE WILDERNESS was originally inspired by Wallace Stevens’ poem “Of Mere Being” (1995) and written specifically for pianist and composer “Blue” Gene Tyranny.

Composed, programmed, recorded, mixed and mastered by The Bifurcators.

The Bifurcators are Philip Perkins and Scott Fraser.
Piano improvisation by “Blue” Gene Tyranny.
Composed 1994–7.
Recorded live Feb. 19, 1997 at the Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland CA.
Recording Assistant: Dan Joseph.
Running time: 38 min.
Graphics by Michael Sumner.

Thanks to Nancy, Zach and Roxie; Liz; John Bischoff and Chris Brown; Tim Perkis.

LIKE A BIRD IN THE WILDERNESS would not have been possible without the computer program MAX by Miller Puckette and David Zicarelli.

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