and Tom Hamilton
January 20, 2012 at 8PM. GAB Studio, 105 Northwest 23rd Street Miami, FL 33127.
Our fifth season opens with an ambitious and exciting concert featuring three New York-based musicians par excellence: the composer and singer-songwriter Corey Dargel, composer-pianist Wil Smith and electronic music improviser Tom Hamilton.
Joined by Smith on keyboards, Dargel (voice, synthesizers, drum machines) will perform three original song cycles about convicted criminals, sexual incompetents, and wannabe-amputees. Dargelâs deviant characters are portrayed with a sympathetic attention to detail in his song lyrics and by the musical twists and turns he employs as a composer subverting typical song forms. According to Gramophone magazine, âDargel has no fear of jettisoning formal music elements to emphasize the words, or vice versa, often letting [his] songs veer off in totally unexpected directions.â
After a short break, the celebrated avantgarde electronic musician Tom Hamilton will perform a new work that uses fragments of speech as “oscillators” for a generative system. The speech fragments come from answers he gave to a recorded interview posted on listening-gallery.subtropics.org The presentation of Tom Hamilton is made possible in collaboration with the South Florida Composers Alliance.
12 Nights of Electronic Music and Art V: Songs and Algorithms
Featuring Corey Dargel with Wil Smith and Tom Hamilton
Friday, January 20, 2011 at 8PM
105 Northwest 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127