Sum of Days by Carlito Carvalhosa, Museum of Modern Art (New York City)
In October 2011, I composed and premiered a new extended piece for multiple saxophones + electronics, Eucalyptus, within Carlito Carvalhosa’s beautiful, dream-like Sum of Days. It was performed twice at the MoMA, as well as the Lucerne Festival in August 2012.
“I imagined a piece that would fill the whole volume of the atrium without being monumental, a moving work that could transform these interconnecting spaces into something other and, in a way, transform the flow of space.”
Listen to Eucalyptus
Watch this video of Carlito on the MoMA site.
Beneath the Surface at the Pratt Museum, August 2013.
These ambient compositions are a catalogue of my personal relationship with the town of Homer, Alaska as well as an exploration of layers in sound and texture designed to enhance the visual experience. Paintings by Rebecca Crowell.
Supported by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, City of Homer, Apache, and Petro Marine.
Exhibition Page here.
Paul Amlehn for the exhibition At Heavens Door, State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia) 11/23-28, 2012
“The process for creating these works was an aleatory one. I sent a capella versions of my vocal performances to musicians in various parts of the world. Each musician heard the same reference point, the vocal, but none of the musicians heard what any of the other musicians were doing. In this way, the portal of chance was opened and the magic was able to come through.”
Contributions by members of Kraftwerk, Sun0)))), Peter Gabriel, Laurie Anderson, King Crimson, Antony and the Johnsons, among others.