for four percussionists, double bass, and Karmetik NotomotoN
And One More is part of an ongoing series of works which explore the notion of composition through negotiation. In these works, a general compositional environment is created, and multi-agents explore this musical space, negotiating their way towards a musical cohesion. In this case, the goal is to arrive at a mutually agreeable rhythmic polyphony, with negotiated parameters of volume, density, onset placement, and variation, with the added interest of the human percussionist acting as one of the agents: the human’s improvised performance is translated into machine terms, and the agents treat him as a silicon performer.
Performed by Brian Nesselroad, Daniel Tones, Martin Fisk, Timothy van Cleave (percussion), David Brown (bass)
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver, May 2012