Oberlin College and Conservatory

TIMARA Faculty & Guest Recital: Joo Won Park, electronics and Adam Vidiksis, percussion

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

David H. Stull Recital Hall
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

A TIMARA faculty and guest recital by Visiting Assistant Professor Joo Won Park, electronics and guest artist Adam Vidiksis, percussion.

Program:

Armor+2 (2015) 6′                                                               Joo Won Park

Giovanni Bertoni, B-flat clarinet & bass clarinet

 

synapse_circuit (2012) 8′                                                     Adam Vidiksis

Adam Vidiksis, percussion & electronics

 

10M to Fairmount (2012) 10′                                                             Park

 

Mitochondrial Dreams (2011) 8′                                                    Vidiksis

Adam Vidiksis, percussion & electronics

 

Beft & Cross Rhythms (2014) 6′                                                         Park

 

Mitochondrial Dreams (2014) 7′                                                    Vidiksis

Adam Vidiksis, percussion & electronics

 

Snake Extension (2015) 8′                                                                  Park

Joo Won Park, electronics

 

Elegy (2013) 5′                                                                                          

Greg Manuel, melodica

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Adam Vidiksis (vidiksis.com) is a composer, conductor, percussionist, and technologist based in Philadelphia. Equally comfortable with both electronic and acoustic composition, his music has been heard in concert halls and venues around the world. Critics have called his music “mesmerizing,” “dramatic,” “striking” (Philadelphia Weekly), “notable,” “catchy” (WQHS), “interesting,” and “special” (Percussive Notes), and have noted that Vidiksis provides “an electronically produced frame giving each sound such a deep-colored radiance you could miss the piece’s shape for being caught up in each moment” (David Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer). Vidiksis currently serves on the faculty of Temple University.

 

Joo Won Park (joowonpark.net) wants to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes beautiful and strange. He performs live with toys, consumer electronics, kitchenware, vegetables, and other non-musical objects by digitally processing their sounds. He also makes pieces with field recordings, sine waves, and any other sources that he can record or synthesize. Park draws inspirations from Florida swamps, Philadelphia skyscrapers, his two sons, and other soundscapes surrounding him. He has studied at Berklee College of Music and the University of Florida, and currently serves as a visiting assistant professor of computer music at Oberlin. Park’s music and writings are available on ICMC DVD, Spectrum Press, MIT Press, PARMA, Visceral Media, MCSD, SEAMUS, and No Remixes labels.

 

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