[OT] May Day Fun: CD release from PGT

    May 01 2008 | 3:55 pm
    Pardon the spam, but lots of max/msp on this one!
    ---------------------------- 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.
    additional info/mp3-recording links: http://music.columbia.edu/~brad/PGT/
    Loochtone Recordings :: 602 Russell Street :: Madison, WI 53704
    ---------------------------- 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.