Will Redman composer/percussionist/educator

Will Redman is a musical instrument that scrambles and obfuscates the precarious limen of the composer-performer-audience compact. Scores employ fantastically unsystematic notation, inviting the beholder into a wilderness of interpretive self-sufficiency. Improvisations manifest as ostensible readings of invisible psycho-temporal texts. Computers listen and alter chunks and tones. Sounds distend the sentient receptive sphere. Productions disseminated internationally through, and with, human, print, and broadcast media. (Partial list: Friends Records, Mobtown Modern, Transit Ensemble, Thelema Trio, Notations 21, NewMusicBox, Baltimore Sun, The Wire, Pitchfork, City Paper, WFMU, CHYZ, WRSU, BBC3, Resonance FM, SCI, June In Buffalo, High Zero, Ankunft: Neue Musik, Livewire, Colourscape, New Music Gathering) Organized performance units: Microkingdom (improvised noise rock), Umbilicus (percussion quartet) and The Compositions (chamber music). Education: PhD SUNY Buffalo (w/Jeffrey Stadelman), MA University of Southampton (w/Michael Finnissy), BA University of Maryland Baltimore County (w/Stuart S. Smith). Teaching: Towson University Domicile: Baltimore, MD


Lume Vone
Lume Vone (2015) is part of a series of pieces that mix unsystematic notation (undefined extensions of conventional notation) in a framework of simple forms and varying repetition. The performers themselves determine the meaning of the notation, maintaining a flexible ensemble dynamic that adapts as it goes. This piece presents two groups of two modulating harmonic fields with superimposed lyrical figures separated by a section of shattered, complex gestures.