MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA: Exploring Deconstructed Techno Soul, Dynamical Systems and Stochastic Processes
- MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA
- Department of Music, School of Arts & Sciences
Project Support Grant
Eugene Lew has planned a series of performances and workshops for the 2022-2023 academic year, exploring subaquatic deconstructed techno soul, and musical applications of dynamical systems and stochastic processes. The artists he will engage under the banner of MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA all consider mathematics as an intrinsic part of their work.
Frae-Frae: Daughter of Drexciya (aka LaFrae Sci), is a composer and drummer that creates subaquatic deconstructed techno soul. She is also the director of Willie Mae Future Sounds, an Afrofuturist music technology & social justice program based in NYC. Drexciya was a Detroit-based electronic music duo descended from “an underwater country populated by the unborn children of pregnant African women who were thrown off of slave ships; the babies had adapted to breathe underwater in their mothers’ wombs.” The music they made was the music developed by this lost civilization. Frae-Frae: Daughter of Drexciya, is a key figure in ensuring that this music and its associated technologies continue to evolve. Sci is also the founder of Groove Diplomacy, an activist organization that uses music to create unity, community, & change viainternational exchange.
Ami Radunskaya is a mathematician, musician, and composer. She is a professor of mathematics at Pomona College, where she specializes in dynamical systems and the applications of mathematics to medicine. Early in her career, she was a regular collaborator with instrument designer and composer/performer Don Buchla.
Yasi Perera is an artist, musician, and engineer who worked with Don Buchla, an American pioneer in the field of sound synthesis. Projects include technical apparatus for communicating with plants, and a performance duo with Alissa DeRubeis called Quite Eyes of Air.