Brendon Randall-Myers – Composer, Guitar
Eliza Bagg – Vocals
Doug Moore – Vocals
Miki Sawada – Keyboards
Josh Henderson – Violin
Maria Hadge – Cello
Jonny Allen – Percussion
James Moore, Josh Lopes, Brett Parnell, Brendon Randall-Myers – Guitars
Composer Brendon Randall-Myers continues his artist residency at Roulette with Dynamics of Vanishing Bodies.
Bookended with solo and duo sets by Randall-Myers and vocalist Doug Moore, Dynamics of Vanishing Bodies will premiere two large pieces by Randall-Myers written from opposing angles — first, a set of microtonal electro-folk songs for soprano Eliza Bagg, and second a brutally ethereal electric guitar quartet for DITHER. At play are psychoacoustic effects (timbral fusion and phantom rhythms) created by overtone interaction, interlaced with gradual decay in cycles at a nearly-imperceptible scale.
Brendon Randall-Myers is a Brooklyn-based composer, guitarist, and co-founder of composer / performer / dramatist ensemble Invisible Anatomy and artpunk band Marateck. Described as “fiercely aggressive but endlessly compelling” by The San Francisco Chronicle, his music amplifies the raw physical and emotional power of bodies creating sound. Brendon has received commissions from the Jerome Fund for New Music, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, the Guitar Foundation of America, Ecstatic Music Festival, and MATA, and he has collaborated with performers such as the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Omaha Symphony, Friction Quartet, Exceptet, and Sandbox Percussion. He is a member of the Glenn Branca Ensemble and the Dither Big Band, and has also performed with groups such as Ensemble Signal, Opera Saratoga, Magik*Magik Orchestra, and Contemporaneous. Brendon grew up home-schooled in rural West Virginia, and holds degrees from Pomona College and the Yale School of Music.
This performance is part of a series supported, in part, with funds from GENERATE: The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise. Instituted in 2014, GENERATE aims to provide immediate, practical assistance to artists, helping them achieve ambitious work to be presented in our theater. Click here for more information about how you can contribute to GENERATE.
Brendon Randall-Myers: Dynamics of Vanishing Bodies is made possible, in part, by the Jerome Foundation.
The Jerome Foundation, a long-time supporter of new works, was a mainstay in Roulette’s early development. Its steadfast support for more than 30 years enables us to continue to present exciting, ambitious compositions by promising emerging artists. Each year, the Jerome Foundation supports five artist residencies and four commissions at Roulette.