R. Luke Dubois: Vertical Music
“Vertical Music,” a 4 1/2-minute-long chamber piece for 12 players, was designed to be listened to at 1/10th its original speed (roughly 45 minutes). Recorded using 300fps cameras and high definition audio recording, this work, along with “The Marigny Parade” and “Fashionably Late For The Relationship,” looks at alternative ways of viewing the documentation of a performance as an artform with potential for the exploration of time, nuance and gesture. DuBois is a composer, artist and performer who explores the temporal, verbal and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and he has lectured and taught worldwide on interactive sound and video performance. He is the director of the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and is on the board of directors of the ISSUE Project Room. His records are available on Caipirinha/Sire, Liquid Sky, C74 and Cantaloupe Music. His artwork is represented by bitforms gallery in New York City.