Collaborations

Whim Ensemble

On the verge of composed and improvised music, Whim ensemble (Ofer Pelz, prepared piano & Preston Beebe, percussion) creates percussive landscapes by inventing instrument modifications and techniques to build an unusually rich sound world. They place found objects on their instruments to explore complex timbres, textures, and harmonies. Whim ensemble website Photos of Whim Ensemble …

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pre-fall

Released by Ambiances Magnétiques “The avant-garde duo of pianist Ofer Pelz and percussionist Preston Beebe just released Pre-Fall, an amalgamation of various experiments in the spontaneous synchronicity of the two performers here. While the recorded output is a fantastic experience in its own right, there is something truly mesmerizing in witnessing such performance being played …

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Backward Inductions

Backward induction is the process of reasoning backward from the end of a situation, to determine a sequence of optimal actions. The ‘end’ which this piece originated from, was a multiple-layered structure of repetitive gestures. The backward induction in this work’s creative process was the reduction and modification of the original structure to an optimal …

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Percussion-Architek-Ofer

Shift

For Three Tables, Percussion and Amplification Architek Percussion: Ben Duinker, Mark Morton, Ben Reimer, Alessandro Valiante. Performed and recorded at Live@CIRMMT 13th of February 2014, MMR, Mcgill University, Montreal.  Montreal 2014, 7′ Ca A Shift applies to change, transformation, rotation, and movement which all exist in music and are applied by parameters such as time, structure, order, …

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marchons, marchons

fl. cl. pno. vln. & vnc For Sentiari Selvaggi, Feeding the music Festival, Expo, Milano.  Revision and new performance – Meitar ensemble, conducted by Pierre-André Valade, Manifeste Festival, IRCAM/Centre Pompidou, Paris  Montreal 2016, 11’ Ca Initially marchons, marchons was written for Expo Milano 2015, whose theme was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. It was while thinking …

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Geneva-Camerata

Climax (or Elements)

Chamber orchestra.  Commissioned by Geneva Camerata with support from “The Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund”, conducted by David Greilsammer, choreography and dance by Nicolas Cantillon, CIE 7273 Montreal 2015/16, 14’ Ca  Cette pièce joue avec l’idée d’un moment de climax à l’arrêt, ou autrement dit, un moment stagnant du sommet musical. Comme matériau harmonique …

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I need to hear it first

My work often begins with research, the appropriation of an image in sound. In “I need to hear it first”, this image is constructed out of granular points which, by their proximity, form a musical figure. This figure repeats and transforms itself constantly, retaining the trace of earlier instantiations. In my music, I explore repetition …

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