for percussion and two computers
Soon after discovering the television as a child in New York City, I was quickly drawn to another device, the Atari game console. This simple device played like a prophet to my fresh senses. Then there was the Japanese girl who introduced me to this instrument. The rest is history. I play in an amorphic trio with two Latin Americans and the gadgets of my past appear in my present like a mobile phone going off in someone else's pocket.
In Izumi the two computers are linked via a wireless network where they play a musical game of noises that accompanies the percussion. The game itself is very basic and the actions are decided by a simple rule that the computer follows delivering cues accordingly and gently processing the sound of the percussion.
This piece was created at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast and premiered at the Musica Electronica Nova festival in Wroclaw Poland, 2007.