Concert 1 – with Michael Winter
As part of the "Deep Listening" course, offered as part of our American Cultural Bites program, we invite you to a concert with the American composer Michael Winter. A student of James Tenney, and a reference in contemporary and experimental music, Winter will present a concert of his works that explore the limits between musical composition and algorithmic manipulation.
This concert, together with the talk that we will celebrate the following day, Saturday, October 5, are part of the program related to the “Deep Listening” course, taught by Elliot Simpson and supported by the María Dolores Pradera Municipal School of Music.
“My work explores simple processes where dynamic systems, situations, and configurations are defined through minimal graphics and text based scores that can be realized in various ways. To me, everything we experience is computable. Given this digital philosophy, I recognize even my most open works as algorithmic; and, while not always apparent on the surface of a piece, considerations of computability and epistemology are integral to my practice. I often reconcile epistemological limits with artistic practicality by considering and addressing the limits of computation from a musical and experimental point of view and by collaborating with other artists, mathematicians, and scientists to integrate objects, ideas, and texts from various domains as structural elements. in my pieces. In 2008, I founded thewulf., a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to performance and experimental art. As a laboratory and center for exploring new ideas, the wolf. it has become an experiment in alternative communities and economies. Similarly, my work subverts discriminatory conventions and hierarchies by exploring alternative forms of presentation and interaction.