Thursday, August 14, 2008

Nathaniel Bartlett - 08.21.2008

Once a month on a Thursday, the BoxSpring Café at the Mattress Factory opens for dinner and presents an art-infused pairing of good food and great artists. Dinner is served between 5.00PM and 7.00PM, and the event begins at 7.00PM. Admission is $10 ($5 for members/students)

Nathaniel Bartlett
solo marimba + three-dimensional, high-definition, computer-generated sound projection

As an integral part of being dedicated to instruments of our time (the modern marimba + computer), Nathaniel Bartlett is also dedicated to the music of our time — making a great effort to compose, commission, perform, and record new works. In particular, he is interested in works that utilize three-dimensional, high-definition (24bit/96kHz), computer-generated sound projection. He performs with a rig that seamlessly melds his instrument with electronics, computers, and an eight-channel cube (+ subwoofer) of loudspeakers — a performance concept that he calls modern marimba3. With this equipment, Nathaniel is able to project and move sound anywhere in the performance space, totally immersing the audience in the music. The computer-generated sounds relate quite well to the visual arts in that concepts of objecthood and spatial structure become a part of the musical fabric.

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