We at the Red Room are proud to host a lecture/demonstration by Valley Falls, NY-based composer/performer MARY JANE LEACH, whose work "reveals a fascination with the physicality of sound, its acoustic properties and how they interact with space. In many of her works Leach creates an other-worldly sound environment using difference, combination, and interference tones; these are tones not actually sounded by the performers, but acoustic phenomena arising from her deft manipulation of intonation and timbral qualities. The result is striking music which has a powerful effect on listeners."
She will be discussing her music and showing new, computer-generated videos she has made to accompany her pieces. She will also be discussing her scholarly research and forthcoming book on composer JULIUS EASTMAN (1940-1990), whose obscurity belies the depth of his impact on contemporary American music.
Both Leach and Eastman occupy an interesting place sonically and historically and we do hope you'll attend.