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[OT] May Day Fun: CD release from PGT

May 1, 2008 | 3:55 pm

Pardon the spam, but lots of max/msp on this one!

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PGT: "Temporary Habitations"
Crown (29:02)
Minuit (17:09)
Dome (24:55)

The first CD release by PGT, a trio composed of Terry Pender (mandolin),
Brad Garton (laptop), and Gregory Taylor (laptop) is an intimate
snapshot
of the improvising ensemble – three pieces that take their names from
referential scraps of the place names where they were recorded around
the
time of the trio’s various recent public performances. This set of
nomadic
documents can be thought of as a live recording made in a single,
moveable
location – homes away from home, where friends meet in interchangeable
rooms to pursue the pleasure of playing together while awaiting the
opportunity to play for others. In the quiet of those convivial
mornings,
afternoons, and evenings, new timbres and timescales emerge as PGT
take the
opportunity to try new things away from the distractions and
expectational
inertia of the club or concert hall.

website/order on-line:

http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/PGT/Temporary_Habitations/

additional info/mp3-recording links:

http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/PGT/

Loochtone Recordings :: 602 Russell Street :: Madison, WI 53704

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who we are:

Terry Pender (http://music.columbia.edu/~mando) is a composer and
musician
whose interests range from contemporary multimedia-based works to Irish
music and the mandolin. His works have been performed worldwide,
including
Japan, China, and Greece, as well as across the United States. He has
composed for NPR, national network television, and the Whitney Museum of
American Art. Lately he has been creating sound designs for large scale
public art works with the Open Ended Group. He was the editor of
"Mandolin
Quarterly", an internationally distributed magazine, and his music is
published by NL Publications, Inc. He is an Adjunct Assistant
Professor of
Music and the Associate Director of the Computer Music Center at
Columbia
University.

Brad Garton (http://music.columbia.edu/~brad) received his BS in
pharmacology from Purdue University, where he also worked towards an
MS in
psychoacoustics. He eventually entered the graduate music composition
program at Princeton University (studying primarily with Paul Lansky and
J. K. Randall), where he was awarded PhD in music composition. He is
currently a professor on the faculty of Columbia University, where he
also
serves as Director of the Computer Music Center. He is an active
composer
and music software developer, and has worked as consultant on the design
and installation of computer music facilities throughout the world.

Gregory Taylor (http://www.rtqe.net/) was trained initially as a visual
artist, He has studied central Javanese gamelan and electroacoustic
music
in the U.S. and the Netherlands, written for publications such as Wired,
Array, and Option, and hosted a radio program of contemporary audio
since
1986 (http://www.rtqe.net). In addition to his work with PGT, he has
released solo recordings on c74, Palace of Lights and Stasisfield,
performed and recorded as The Desert Fathers with quartertone trumpeter
Jeff Kaiser, and remixed artists such as Scott Fields, Kim Cascone, and
BMB.con. He currently labors on behalf of the new media software company
Cycling ’74.


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