[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"
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    The first CD release by PGT, a trio composed of Terry Pender (mandolin),
    Brad Garton (laptop), and Gregory Taylor (laptop) is an intimate
    of the improvising ensemble - three pieces that take their names from
    referential scraps of the place names where they were recorded around
    time of the trio's various recent public performances. This set of
    documents can be thought of as a live recording made in a single,
    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
    afternoons, and evenings, new timbres and timescales emerge as PGT
    take the
    opportunity to try new things away from the distractions and
    inertia of the club or concert hall.
    website/order on-line:
    additional info/mp3-recording links:
    Loochtone Recordings :: 602 Russell Street :: Madison, WI 53704
    who we are:
    Terry Pender (http://music.columbia.edu/~mando) is a composer and
    whose interests range from contemporary multimedia-based works to Irish
    music and the mandolin. His works have been performed worldwide,
    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
    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
    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
    serves as Director of the Computer Music Center. He is an active
    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
    in the U.S. and the Netherlands, written for publications such as Wired,
    Array, and Option, and hosted a radio program of contemporary audio
    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.