New album from Crystal Mooncone on Innova Recordings.
May 11-12 2016, Rencontres Choréographiqes at Montreuil (Paris, FR)
May 27-28 2016, KUNSTENFESTIVALDESARTS, Kaaitheater (Brussels, BE)
September 8-11 2016, Rurhtriennale at PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE)
Review (The Brooklyn Rail, Cassie Peterson)
The Kitchen, NYC. April 2015.
Showbox LA, June 2015.
More performances coming soon, TBA!
9-10 December, 2014, 8:30pm. Kaaitheater, Brussels, BE.
Full Performance available via Vimeo (password:#victoria)
Electro-acoustic improvisation with Stephen Rush (piano, Fender Rhodes, Micromoog, toys, Carnatic vocals), Chris Peck (flute, lapotp, microphone, harmonica, melodica, guitar), and Jon Moniaci (accordion, laptop).
New album on Innova Recordings.
Previous albums available via the age of crystal mooncone web-central.
Collaboration with choreographer Eleanor Bauer. Premiere 2013 at Kaaitheater, Brussels. Additional performances on the American Realness Festival, Abrons Arts Center, NYC (January 2014).
Singing and percussion performed by the dancers; multi-channel computer music from sampled percussion.
Trailer by filmmaker Robbrecht Desmet, from pre-premiere performance at BUDA Kunstcentrum, Kortrijk, Belgium:
Interview by Marin Media Lab at American Realness 2014:
Music and sound design for Wolf, a large site-specific performance by Deke Weaver. Premiere at the Allerton Music Barn in central Illinois, September 2013. Additional performances of solo version by Weaver in various locations around California, Oregon, and Washington, Spring 2014.
This is how the biologists sing the wolves to sleep:
Chris Peck is a composer, computer musician, and improviser who often collaborates with contemporary dance and theater. His career in the performance world has included collaborations with artists such as Beth Gill, John Jasperse, RoseAnne Spradlin, David Dorfman, Abby Yager, Ming Yang/Dance Forum Taipei, and Jeanine Durning; performances at venues such as The Kitchen and the Whitney Museum, and festivals such RoseLee Goldberg’s Performa biennials and the Venice Biennale; and numerous reviews in publications such as The New York Times and The Village Voice.
Peck collaborated with Deke Weaver and Jennifer Allen on Land of Plenty in 2008-2010, and made music for two installments of Weaver's Unreliable Bestiary: Elephant in 2010-11 (performing in the premiere at the Stock Pavilion in Urbana as well as subsequent iterations at the Sundance Film Festival and Salt Lake Arts Center) and Wolf in 2013. Recent projects include co-creations of music-dance works with LA-based choreographer Milka Djordjevich (MASS at The Kitchen, NYC in 2015) and Brussels-based choreographer Eleanor Bauer (MEYOUCYCLE at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in 2016). Peck also performs as an improviser with Jon Moniaci and Stephen Rush under the name Crystal Mooncone. The trio recently completed its fifth album, using material recorded in concert at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). The album, Listening Beam Five, is now available from Innova Recordings.
Peck has also presented at academic conferences including the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, The International Computer Music Association, and The National Dance Education Organization. He holds an MA from the Electro-Acoustic Music program at Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Composition and Computer Technologies from the University of Virginia. He currently teaches music courses in the Global Arts Studies Program at the University of California, Merced, where he also directs the Experimental Inter-Arts Ensemble.
Peck is also working on a new music-theater piece with Eleanor Bauer, NEW JOY, set to premiere in Germany in 2019.
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