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Moe: Uncanny Affable Machines / Various

Release Date: 08/10/2018 
Label:  New Focus   Catalog #: 212  
Composer:  Eric Moe
Performer:  Paul VaillancourtJessica MeyerEric MoeYihan Chen,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composer Eric Moe draws from a wide well of influences, integrating various elements from across the aesthetic spectrum into music that is rhythmically propulsive and preserves an emphasis on melodic development and harmonic context. The works on his latest collection, “Uncanny Affable Machines,” are all engaged, in one form or another, with the paradigm of human/machine interaction. Firmly within a polemical tradition related to electro-acoustic composition, Moe engages with the complex dynamics suggested by a performance involving a live human and a prerecorded track. Many of the sounds on the playback are “organic” themselves, however, involving manipulated recordings of human performers, or recorded sounds from the environment. And of Read more course, in order to coordinate with the playback, a live performer needs to discipline themselves to execute the passagework precisely with the tape each time, making themselves more machine-like. This is just one of the ways that the medium invites us into a fascinating dialogue blurring the lines between the technological and the human, and Moe is acutely aware of this in his approach. Read less

Works on This Recording

Cross Chop by Eric Moe
Performer:  Paul Vaillancourt (Drumset)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
Uncanny Affable Machines by Eric Moe
Performer:  Jessica Meyer (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
And No Birds Sing by Eric Moe
Performer:  Eric Moe (Keyboard)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
The Sun Beats the Mountain Like a Drum by Eric Moe
Performer:  Yihan Chen (Pipa)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
Frozen Rain, Summer Dreams by Eric Moe
Performer:  Eric Moe (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
Let Me Tell U About R Specials by Eric Moe
Performer:  Lindsey Goodman (Flute)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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