the infinite space between

"A togetherness between two people is an impossibility, and where it seems, nevertheless, to exist, it is a narrowing, a reciprocal agreement which robs either one party or both of his fullest freedom and development. But, once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky."

– Rainer Marie Rilke

A collaboration with Joshua Lantzy (design) and Jacob Richman (electronics/system)
2011 Music in Architecture <-> Architecture in Music Symposium
for two singers, alto flute, bass clarinet, trombone, percussion, and movement
in a building-turned-instrument with interactive processing controlled by movement via computer vision

Premiered October 19, 2011
at the University of Texas at Austin Visual Arts Center

Watch excerpts of the premiere

(credits on video are incorrect - see this handbill for accurate listing)

See how it works

Watch the tech demo
(effect used in piece begins at 2:50)

Peruse the score

or listen to an audio sketch of the piece (5:10)