More Than Four (2012)

for mallets, double bass, and Karmetik NotomotoN

This work uses the same system as And One More, albeit using pitch material. Importantly, the agent’s output is translated into musical notation on the spot, and the musicians perform the music live. Although the goal was to have true real-time composition and performance, this was not technically possible; instead, agent performances have been recorded prior to this performance, and a “curator” agent selects from this database of recordings, assembling several movements for this performance based upon musical criteria that it feels relevant.

Performed by Brian Nesselroad, Daniel Tones (marimba), Martin Fisk, Timothy van Cleave (vibraphone), David Brown (bass)

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver, May 2012