Aqua Madora

Randy Gibson performing <em>Aqua Madora</em> at "Triplicate" at the Gene Frankel Theater, May 2-3, 2008
Randy Gibson performing Aqua Madora at "Triplicate" at the Gene Frankel Theater, May 2-3, 2008 | Photo by Joshua Weiner for Avant Media

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Recordings


2011

Aqua Madora V​-​ii​-​2008 21​:​07​:​26" - 21​:​54​:​40" (NYC)
Digital Download | Limited and Hand-Embellished CDs | Avant Media
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Reviews

Top Ten in Textura | 2011

Aqua Madora selected as a top ten release of 2011

"Not many recordings include a credit for the piano tuner, but in the case of Randy Gibson's Aqua Madora, it seems entirely appropriate..."

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Aqua Madora Released | 2011

Christian Carey reviews Aqua Madora for Sequenza 21

"An aside: I wasn't the only one in the house to be floored by the piece. Our tabby cat, Happy, comes running every time I put it on, and blisses out between the speakers."

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2005-2008

just intonation piano and sine wave drones | 30-50 Minutes

with the film and dance by Ana Baer-Carrillo and Dani Beauchamp

Recordings


2011

Aqua Madora V​-​ii​-​2008 21​:​07​:​26" - 21​:​54​:​40" (NYC)
Digital Download | Limited and Hand-Embellished CDs | Avant Media
Listen

World Premiere: Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art - June 5th, 2006
Premiered by: Randy Gibson, just intonation piano
Dani Beauchamp, dancer

Avant Premiere: Triplicate, The Gene Frankel Theatre, New York City - May 2nd, 2008
Randy Gibson, just intonation piano

Read The Program Notes


Reviews

Top Ten in Textura | 2011

Aqua Madora selected as a top ten release of 2011

"Not many recordings include a credit for the piano tuner, but in the case of Randy Gibson's Aqua Madora, it seems entirely appropriate..."

Read More...
Aqua Madora Released | 2011

Christian Carey reviews Aqua Madora for Sequenza 21

"An aside: I wasn't the only one in the house to be floored by the piece. Our tabby cat, Happy, comes running every time I put it on, and blisses out between the speakers."

Read More...

Presentation History
Aqua Madora Record Release Party | New York City : April 3rd, 2011
Triplicate | New York City : May 2 - 3, 2008
Permanent Wilting | Los Angeles, California : August 17 - 18, 2007
Universidad Michoacana Masterclass Performance | Morelia, Mexico : October 27th, 2006
Sans Souci Festival | Boulder, Colorado : June 5 - 6, 2006

Aqua Madora was created in close collaboration with the choreographer and video artist Ana Baer-Carrillo and the dancer and choreographer Dani Beauchamp. The work was developed and refined over a number of years but began its life as a series of improvisations and tuning experiments on a piano in Colorado.


See Also:
Doleo Æternus | soloists, drone performers, and rhythmic performers (any variable pitched instruments) and computer | 2004-2009
Room | dancer and computer in an amplified environment | 2005
Intoning The Starfield Symmetry | sine waves, voice, and harmonic delays | 2015
Colère | Max/MSP and pre-recorded sounds | 2004
Lock Box | rhythmically tracked heartbeat score | 2001
on The Horizon of this Beach | CD solo | 2001
B Therefore Perfect | CD, piano, toy piano, and music boxes | 2001