Before I introduce this new track, I want to remind you that "Flight 710 to Cabo San Lucas" will be performed *one last time* by the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble at Middlebury College TODAY at 3 PM at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall.
Now, HERE is the performance of "Sounds from the Gray Goo 2.01" written for bass clarinet and unprocessed laptop, played by Rebecca Danard in association with the Ottawa New Music Creators's Contemporary Revolution Concert #4 on April 4, 2011 at Cafe Paradiso in Ottawa, ON.
sounds from the gray goo 2.01 by jenniferjolley Do you know what I like about this recording (besides Rebecca's interpretation of the piece)? You can tell it's being recorded at a restaurant. The clanking of silverware against plates the the occasional Blackberry alert (not mine) reminded me of times when I attempted to learn French by downloading free podcasts. (clanking of silverware)
«Excusez-moi, je voudrais un croissant s'il vous plaît.» (Sound of Blackberry alert.) «Pardon?» «Euh, pourquoi est-il une clarinette jouant dans le fond?» «La compositrice américaine a insisté pour que cette performance se produire dans un restaurant.»
Thank you, Google Translate, for simulating a conversation that would have happened in Québec, not Ottawa.