October 1, 2006
Turbulence has just launched a beautiful and resonant new piece by Jason Freeman, with Patricia Reed and Maja Cerar. “Graph Theory” allows the interactor to take an open walk on a connected graph of violin vertices, and to influence future live performances of this piece, as the description of this piece explains:
“Graph Theory” seeks to connect composition, listening, and concert performance by coupling an acoustic work for solo violin or solo cello to an interactive web site. On the web site, users navigate among sixty-one short, looping musical fragments to create their own unique path through the composition. The navigation choices which users make affect future concert performances of the work. Before each performance, the soloist prints out a new copy of the score from the web site. That score presents her with a fixed path through the piece; the order of the fragments is influenced by the decisions that recent web site visitors have made. · “Graph Theory” is a 2006 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from The Greenwall Foundation.