ANDREW BURKE

Frame

for solo clarinet and audience cell phones

Description: 
For the first half of the piece, the audience will record and watch the performer through the video cameras on their cell phones. As marked in the score, the performer cues the audience to stop recording and then cues them to begin playing back the recording. The second half of the piece is thus a duet between the live performer and the playback from all the cell phones.

Frame explores the nature of digital communication and the challenge of reconciling digital and physical realities, enacting the process through which an event is digitally reverberated, forcing individuals to grapple with the conflicting (or out of sync) representations and noise that results.