Destination Freedom (for quadrophonic sound)
Yvette Janine Jackson
Destination Freedom begins in the cargo hold of a tall ship transporting Africans to the Americas and traverses time in search of freedom. It is a radio opera - a meditative electroacoustic experience presented in darkness. A fixed media, multichannel composition, it features members of the Invisible People ensemble: Judith Hamann (‘cello), Tommy Babin (double bass), Nick Lesley (drums), Malesha Jessie Taylor (voice), and Yvette Janine Jackson (piano). Freedom (Next Episode) is the sequel to Destination Freedom .
Infinities of Yonder/ness
Daniel Warner (live electronics) + Jason Robinson (saxophone)
Infinities of Yonder/ness is an improvisational electro-acoustic homage to Sun Ra. The "comprovisation" draws on material from Sun Ra's 1970 album The Solar-Myth Approach Vol. 1. The piece is built on heavily transformed versions of the Sun Ra samples, pre-recorded musical "commentary" by my wonderful Hampshire College colleague Marty Ehrlich, and live improvisation by my friend and collaborator, Jason Robinson. The title of my piece is drawn from the liner notes for the original BYG-Actuel album by Tam Fiofori.