David Means Composition Projects

SELECTED COMPOSITION PROJECTS, INSTALLATIONS AND PERFORMANCES:

 

April 21st, 2005  “Roland’s Ghost”

University of Wollongong, Australia.

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April 8th , 2005  “Roland’s Ghost”

Studio 677 eXperimental interMedia, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

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Februaryr 25th, 2005  “Improvisation”

Quartet with Steve Goldstein and dance musicians Tom Kanthak, and Patrick Byerly

Perpich High School and Center for Arts Education; Golden  Valley, Minnesota.

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February 17, 2005  “Plato’s Cave”

Trio with Carei Thomas and Steve Goldstein; Spark 2005 Festival of Computer Music and Art; University of Minnesota School of Music and Arts Quarter

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December 17, 2004  “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Intermedia Collaboration with Roxanne Gregory, Dain Girodat, Steve Goldstein and JoAnne Makela; Studio 677 eXperimental interMedia, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

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October 29th, 2004 “Future Perfect”

Opera segments arranged and performed by the Arts High School New Music Ensemble, Tom Kanthak, dir.

Perpich High School and Center for Arts Education; Golden  Valley, Minnesota.

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July 17, 2004  “Franconia Sculpture Park Ritual Pour”

Environmental electronic performance installation for the Franconia Sculpture Park, Taylors Falls, Minnesota.

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April 2, 2004  “Sentir Paris”,

with Mary Garvie and Marlene Tupy, Strange Attractors XII Festival,;Studio 677 eXperimental interMedia, St. Paul.

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February 21, 2004  “Forward Observer”

 with Steve Goldstein; Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, University of Minnesota.

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November 7, 2003 “Walking Through Songs”

with Carei Thomas, Steve Goldstein and Steve Linsner; Strange Attractors XI Festival, Studio 677 eXperimental interMedia, St. Paul.

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August 15, 2003 “Water Spirit Ritual” and “Fractal Time / Forms”

with Guest Artist Johnny Rodriguez and the Nobles eXperimental interMedia Group, Studio 677 eXperimental interMedia, St. Paul.

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March 14, 2002 “Boy George and the Bullies of Babylon”

with Fred Ho and Steve Goldstein; Strange Attractors X Festival, Studio 677 eXperimental interMedia, St. Paul.

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November 15, 2002 “Stranger Than Fiction”

with Fred Ho, Steve Goldstein and Carei Thomas; Strange Attractors IX Festival, Studio 677 eXperimental interMedia, St. Paul.

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September 19-22, 2002 “Vinculum Symphony”

Performer with Beth Custer, Zeitgeist and Instrument Builders; Southern Theater, Minneapolis

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September 13, 2002 “Bedlam Romp”

with Steve Goldstein (laptop computer) at Bedlam Theater, Mpls.

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August 9, 2002 “Topaz”

with Steve Goldstein (laptop computer) at Bedlam Theater, Mpls.

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March 19, 2002 “Stranger Than Fiction”

with Fred Ho (texts and baritone saxophone), Carei Thomas (synthesizer) and Steve Goldstein (laptop computer)at “Strange Attractors VIII” Nobles eXperimental interMedia Studio, St. Paul.

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March 1, 2002 “Improvised Music”

with Jonathan Bayley (flutes) and Tom Kanthak (instruments) as part of the American Composers Forum / Musser Jazz Series at Landmark Center, St. Paul.

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February 27, 2002 “Improvised Music”

with Jonathan Bayley (flutes) and Tom Kanthak (instruments) at the Perpich Center for the Arts, Minnesota.

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February 26, 2002  “This World (and then the Fireworks)”

with Roxanne Gregory (guitar), Zak Rose (guitar) and Doug Cristiansen (electric percussion) at Bedlam Theater, Minneapolis.

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October 31, 2001 “Music From the Dark Side”

collaborative Halloween performance with guest artist Johnny Rodriguez (voice), Mary Garvie (voice), Zak Rose (electric guitar) and Steve Goldstein (laptop) at Mounds Theater, St. Paul.

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October 19, 2001 “Always for the First Time”

collaborative intermedia performance with the Deep Narratives Band – Carei Thomas (texts and keyboard), George Cartwright (saxophones), Steve Goldstein (laptop) and Troy Zaushny (video wall) at Nobles eXperimental interMedia Studio, St. Paul. 

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October 10, 2001 “Improvised Music”

with Jonathan Bayley (flutes) and Tom Kanthak (instruments) at the Perpich Center for the Arts, Minnesota.

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August 17, 2001 “Everything for the First Time”

collaborative intermedia performance with the Deep Narratives Band - George Cartwright (saxophones), Steve Goldstein (laptop) and Troy Zaushny (video wall) at Nobles eXperimental interMedia Studio, St. Paul.

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July 27, 2001 “In the Forest of Symbols”

intermedia performance by AHEAD ensemble at Nobles eXperimental interMedia Studio, St. Paul.

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June 30, 2001 “Specific Voices”

collaborative performance at “Moundstock 2001” with Mary Garvie (voice), Mehmet Serdar Guvenc (electric guitar), Brian Fortune (bass) and Steve Goldstein (laptop) at Mounds Theater, St. Paul.

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April 13, 2001 “This World (and then the Fireworks)”

collaborative performance with Steve Goldstein (laptop) and Steve Carlino (guitar) at Nobles eXperimental interMedia Studio, St. Paul.

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April  8, 2001 “This World (and then the Fireworks)”

collaborative performance with Steve Goldstein (laptop) and Wendy Ultan (voice) at Roulette Intermedium, New York City.

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March 30, 2001 “Strange Attractors”

with Fred Ho (baritone sax and texts) and Steve Goldstein (laptop) at Nobles eXperimental interMedia Studio, St. Paul.

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December, 2000  “Environmentally interActive”

collaboration with Gary Schulte (violin) and Steve Goldstein (laptop); “Strange Attractors V” festival, Nobles eXperimental InterMedia Studio, St. Paul.

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November, 2000  “FuturePerfect X”

collaboration with Fred Ho (baritone Sax) and Susan Rawcliffe (winds) at “Sonic Circuits VII”, Walker Art Center / American Composers Forum, Landmark Center, St. Paul.

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November, 2000  “New Music for New Instruments”

collaboration with Susan Rawcliffe; “Strange Attractors V” festival, Nobles eXperimental InterMedia Studio, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul.

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October, 2000  “Fire in the Lake”

amplified score and duo with Warren Burt (laptop); “Strange Attractors V” festival, Nobles eXperimental InterMedia Studio, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul.

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September, 2000  “Electric Heart”

collaboration with Gary Schulte (violin) and Steve Goldstein (laptop) for the Caponi Art Park, Eagan, MN.

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May, 2000  “Café Hemingway”

electric guitar solos and duos with Steve Goldstein; “Strange Attractors IV” festival, Nobles eXperimental InterMedia Studio, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul.

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April, 2000  “Red Devil” (solo guitar) and “Oritrio” (with Steve Goldstein and Gary Schulte) premiered at “Strange Attractors IV” festival, Nobles eXperimental interMedia Studio, St. Paul.

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Nov., 1999    "Benderflaus"

collaborative improvisational trio with Gary Schulte and Steve Goldstein for “ “Strange Attractors III” festival, Nobles eXperimental InterMedia Studio, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul.

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Oct., 1999    "Not Words / Not Music"

performance collaboration with Georgia Stephens; "Strange Attractors III" 3rd International Festival of Experimental Intermedia Arts, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul.

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Sept., 1999  “MulchMusic”

collaborative improvisation with Steve Goldstein and Tom Kanthak for “Mulch 4”

Minnesota Dance Alliance and Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis.

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May, 1999     "Future Perfect: 1999"

one act opera in collaboration with Georgia Stephens; "Strange Attractors II" 2nd International Festival of Experimental Intermedia Arts, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul.

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Nov. 1998    “The Sword of Damocles"

video/performance installation; Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis.

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March, 1998   "Serpent Mound"

solo performance; Ohio State University and Experimental Intermedia, NYC.

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June, 1997    SoundStation Antarctica"

 performance installation for 10th Anniversary of Stichting (Foundation) Antarctica, Activiteitencentrum 2B Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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April, 1997    "Strange Attractors"

 amplified score and performance installation for soloist; concert, Stichting (Foundation) Logos, Ghent, Belgium.

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Apr-May, 1997 "Strange Attractors"

 amplified score and performance installation for soloist and viewers; concerts and demonstrations, Het Stroomhuis, The Netherlands.

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March, 1997   "Strange Attractors"

 amplified score and performance installation (2 players; with flutist Suzanne Thierry) and exhibition; Hiroko Nakamoto Gallery, School of Art, Bowling Green State University.

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June, 1996   "WildLife Light/Sound Forms"

 installation as part of "Woodsworks at the Wildlife Refuge";

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington.

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January, 1996 "Magister Ludi"

collaborative performance installation; as part of "First Night '96; Four International Sound Artists", City of Tacoma, Washington.

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August, 1995 "In the Garden of Voices"

 performance installation for three players designed for the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden event "At Dusk and Dawn" (with Georgia Stephens & Tom Kanthak).

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October, 1994 "Graphic Scores: 1974-1994"

 presentation at Xi'An Conservatory of Music, China.

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August, 1994 "Stanton Airfield Land/Forms"

 environmental sound composition, installation and performance event, featuring Bill and Mary Buchen, Johnny Rodriguez and others; Stanton, MN.

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April, 1993    "Berliner Andenken"

 Crane Festival of New Music, Potsdam College. of State Univ. of New York.

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July, 1992    "World Without Castles"

Documenta IX, Kulturhaus Dock 4, Kassel, Germany; (David Means, solo wind controller and live sound processing).

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June, 1992   "Cannon River Wave/Forms"

 environmental performance installation along the Cannon River, Northfield, Minnesota, during the summer solstice.

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April, 1992    "In the Forest of Symbols: Intermedia Compositions by David Means"

Solo exhibition and performances, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis.

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April, 1992    "Audubon Steps"

 for two players with live electronics and video presented on 'Earth Music"; Minnesota Composers Forum Concert Series at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

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April, 1992    "Just As Things Are (So They Seem To Be)"

 performance installation with visual artist Dean Lettenstrom, Minnesota Dance Alliance "Bonus Track" series, Minneapolis, MN.

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March, 1992   "Fractal Time/Forms"

 concert of intermedia works (David Means, with Johnny A. Rodriguez and Dan Senn); Center for Music Engineering and Technology, Ball State University.

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Feb., 1992    "Fractal Time/Forms"

 residency premier at MidAmerica Center for Contemporary Music, Bowling Green State University.

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October, 1991 "Berliner Andenken"

 12th Annual New Music & Art Festival, Bowling Green State University; (Suzanne Thierry, flute; David Means, live sound processing).

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July, 1991     "Specific Voices"

 for soloist; Carleton College Computer Music Institute, Northfield, MN.

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April, 1991    "Berliner Andenken"

 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Minnesota Composers Forum Concert Season; (John Fonville, flute; David Means, live sound processing).

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Sept., 1990   "Sound Houses

 Computer Music Systems and Installations", University of Minnesota-Duluth, Marshall Performing Arts Center; (David Means, wind controller and electronics).

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Sept., 1990   "Strange Lines and Distances"

 Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; performance installation for the opening of an exhibition of recent paintings by Dean Lettenstrom.

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July, 1990    "Berliner Andenken"

 1st Annual Carleton College Computer Music Institute, Northfield, MN; (Regina Zakrajsek. wind controller; David Means, live processing).

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May, 1990     "World Without Castles "

Roulette Performance Series, New York City; (with John Franzen).

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May, 1990    "Berliner Andenken"

 Sound Images '90, Intermedia Arts of Minnesota; (Regina Zakrajsek, flute).

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April, 1990    "Berliner Andenken"

 24th Annual Conference. National Flute Association; (John Fonville, flute).

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October, 1989 "In the Forest of Symbols"

 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; (with the Sylmar Chamber Ensemble).

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March, 1989   "In the Forest of Symbols"

 Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis; (performance opera in one act).

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Sept, 1987   "Transit Music"

 for 4 voices; LISTEN, experimental vocal laboratory, Minneapolis.

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August, 1987 "Waiting for Rain in the Key of D"

 Dance Theater Workshop, New York City; (electronic music dance score for Georgia Stephens).

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June, 1986   "He Who Hunted Birds"

 Southern Theater, Minneapolis; Minnesota Composers Forum Studio Series; (two act opera).

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May, 1985    “The Visions of Manley Dobol"

 Roulette Performance Series, New York City; (solo installation from 'The Villagers Project").

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January, 1985 "Out of the Foraging Rain"

 Film in the Cities Performance Series, St. Paul; (multimedia opera in one act from 'The Villagers Project").

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August, 1984 “The Villagers Project"

video presentation, l.R.C.A.M., Paris.

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August, 1984 "Morges"

 Solo performance installation; Bibliotech Stravinsky, Merges, Switzerland.

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October, 1983 "(No Immediate) WORD",

Festival of Graphic Music. Statliche Hochschule fur Musik, Stuttgart;(Mark Svoboda, trombone).

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April, 1983    “Come to America (Part III)"

Roulette Performance Series, New York City.

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April, 1982    "Future Perfect"

 Roulette Performance Series, D.K. Studios, Minneapolis; (video opera in 4 parts).

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March, 1982   "David Means and Homer Lambrecht",

Recital at Roulette Performance Series, New York City.

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July, 1981     "Compatible Statements V"

for solo guitar, performed at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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June, 1981    "Pockets of Resistance"

woodwind quartet; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

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March, 1981   "Compatible Statements III"

 Walker Art Center/MacPhail Center for the Arts; (SFZ Chamber Orch.).

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Dec., 1980    "Music. Structures and Space"

Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY at Oswego; (graphic scores and installations).

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June, 1980   "Support Systems V; The Gnomes of Zurich"

Performance installation, New Music America Festival-Minneapolis.

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April, 1980    "Support System IV: The Raw and the Cooked"

 percussion ensemble, commissioned and performed by the Northern Illinois University Percussion Ensemble.

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Nov., 1979    "Roulette at NAME" N.A.M.E- Gallery, Chicago

 performances of Kiosk, Wall Installation #1, Floorpiece, Floorpiece II, (No Immediate) Word.

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October, 1979 "Support System III: America Drinks and Goes Home"

 performance installation for six players and electronics; performed by the Contemporary Music Prefect at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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Sept., 1979   "Wall Installation I"

 solo performance installation; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

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