Richard Craig, flute and David Revill, electronics
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8 p.m.
Harper Hall, Music Drama Center
Richard and David's program centers on a digital realization of Stockhausen's Solo, an open form work for flute with live electronic feedback—the flute plays against recorded loops of itself, transformed in ways which open up new formal and tonal possibilities. Solo is a piece which has rarely been heard in recent years not least because of the analog technology for which it was designed being unavailable, and this realization is an entirely new one created by the performers. Also on the program are new works by Patricia Alessandrini and others, plus the U.S. premier of a new work by David, exploring the tonal possibilities of the instrument both through Richard's virtuosic live performance, and complex live electronic transformation via filtering and spatialisation triggered by the tiniest details of the live part.
Richard Craig studied flute at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Sheena Gordon and Richard Blake. After graduation, he continued his studies at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, France, with Mario Caroli. Richard has performed with groups such as ELISION, Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien and Das Experimental studio Ensemble, playing in international festivals such as Maerzmusik Berlin, Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, the Venice Biennale, Huddersfield Festival, the Festival D’Automne in Paris and the Lincoln Center in New York. Equally active as a soloist, Richard has given recitals throughout the world, commissioning both established composers and the younger generation.
As a composer, musicologist and producer, David Revill has worked in countries such as Austria, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Canada, and particularly, in recent years, France, Germany, and the U.S.A. Compositional residencies include "Begegnungen" festival, Innsbruck (1999, 2003) and McKnight Visiting Composer (American Composers' Forum, 1997), portrait concerts at the Zagreb Biennale, "Dialogues" festival in Edinburgh (2002), "Sound" in Aberdeen (2007) and at the Birmingham Conservatoire (2014) in the U.K. Electronic work includes numerous visits to Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung in Freiburg, Germany and residencies at C.C.MI.X. in Paris. As a producer, he has in recent years become increasingly in demand for his surround sound production.As a percussionist and live electronics performer, he has presented numerous first performances. He has also toured as a rock drummer, including an extended tour in the U.S. in 2000–2001. Since the fall of 2011, David Revill has been living and working in Baltimore, Maryland.