Man and Machine: Von Hansen, percussion and electronics

Presented by: 
School of Music
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
Voxman Music Building
93 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Recital Hall
School of Music
Music Recital Attendance

Von Hansen, percussion and electronics

Man and Machine involves works using electronics in various ways including fixed media, live processing, video manipulation, randomized interactive computer music, and a web-based piece in which I control audience members cell phone audio. Repertoire includes works by myself, Elainie Lillios, Steve Snowden, Nathan Davis, Kaija Saariaho, Thomas Rex Beverly, Nicholas Elert, Tobias Butler and Martim Galvoa. Several of these works I collaborated directly with the composers and am one of the only people in the world who perform them.

This concert has been well received all over the United States and consistently opens audience members to the great variety of uses for electronics in contemporary music. The computer is an instrument only available to composers beginning in the late 20th century and it represents a musical development that is entirely unique to our time period. As an artist I want to continue the progression of music through embracing computer music.

Example performance videos can be found at

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