After several years of delays and countless months of preparation, Music in the Constellation at National Sawdust is finally here.
A composer’s look at the creative advantages of music from a single point in space.
“Four Sparrows” is a multi-tracked “orchestration” of a single-take ambient improvisation from February 12, 2022 in response to the “composer challenge” posed during a podcast episode of Too Much Music.
Well, we did it. We fully maxed out all the addressable channels in Sawdust’s custom Spacemap® system.
So many cables… but after some incredibly helpful support from folks who built this custom system…
The hall sang songs of pure joy. It was glorious!
Composer Greg Wilder curates an evening of contemporary music from 1 to the 102 speakers that make up the Meyer Sound Constellation at National Sawdust. Featuring seminal works by Frank Zappa and Karlheinz Stockhausen in their original format, the evening explores immersive audio and the creative opportunities it affords in a way that can only experienced first hand in the space itself.
An EP featuring music composed for the new play Food and Shelter is now available on a wide range of streaming sites.
- Two Angels (0:55)
- Food and Shelter (3:09)
- Darkness (1:19)
- Mrs. Dandy’s Palace (2:12)
- Going to Sea (8:27)
Enjoy at your favorite musical watering hole!
photo credit: Ira Wilner
It seems a wood elf came in the night and installed a 7.1.4 Atmos system in the cabin. Just in time, too. So many multi-channel projects slated for 2022…
Maybe 12 speakers is too many for any one person to handle?