sarah weaver : composer

 
 

Compositions 2007


WATER NAUGHT (2007)

By Musicians and Collaborative Compositions: University of California San Diego and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver, conductors. For event "Telematic Circle Concert".

Premiered November 16, 2007 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of California San Diego
Ensemble - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Tintinnabulate - Pauline Oliveros, harmonica, conch, Sarah Weaver, conductor, Jonas Braasch, soprano saxophone, Curtis Bahn, dilruba, Cristyn Magnus, video, laptop, Stephanie Loveless, voice, Bobby Gibbs, clarinet, Anne Guthrie, french horn, Luke Noonan, mandolin, Jefferson Pitcher, guitar.
University of California San Diego - VistaMuse - Mark Dresser, conductor, Adriene Jenik, visuals, Grace Leslie, flute, Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin, David Medine, viola, Ashley Walters, cello, Kaylie Duncan, cello, James Gordon Williams, piano.



FOUR CHANNEL CELLETO CONCERTO (2007)

Solo Cello and Telematic Ensemble by Chris Chafe and Sarah Weaver. Written for the event "100 Meeting Places", including new pieces by Pauline Oliveros and Else Olsen S. The piece is a combination of improvisation, Soundpainting, and nature images as graphic notation. The Celleto played by Chris Chafe has individual pickups on each of four strings so that the sounds of one instrument are heard in space. 

Premiered March 22, 2007 at Loyola University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, CCRMA at Stanford University, and University of California Santa Cruz.
Ensemble - Loyola University: Weave - Justin Foster, flute, Matthew Field, guitar, Laurie Lee Moses, saxophone, Cynthia Simone, percussion, Christopher Bruce, percussion, Lisa Abbatomarco, voice, Sarah Clark, voice, Asimina Chremos, dance, Sarah Weaver, conductor. 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Tintinnabulate - Jonas Braasch, soprano saxophone, Alex Chechlie, electric guitar, ukelin, laptop, Bobby Gibbs, clarinet, Kyle McDonald, laptop, Elizabeth Panzer, harp, Jeff Pitcher, electric guitar, Gordon Rubin, flute, saxophone, Dan Valente, violin, Arthur Van Der Harten, bells and room video, Bart Woodstrup, bass, laptop, video, Pauline Oliveros, director.
Stanford University: SoundWIRE - Juan-Pablo Caceres, keyboard synthesizer, Chris Chafe, celleto, Justin Yang, saxophone
University of California Santa Cruz: DANM - Synthia Payne, synthesizer, vocals, leaf tine, circuit-bent instruments, Richard Caceres, computer, electronics, Chris Preston, bass, Jamie Burkart, video, Phoenix Toews, video

Performed November 16, 2007 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, CCRMA at Stanford University
Ensemble: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Tintinnabulate - Pauline Oliveros, harmonica, conch, Sarah Weaver, conductor, Jonas Braasch, soprano saxophone, Curtis Bahn, dilruba, Cristyn Magnus, video, laptop, Stephanie Loveless, voice, Bobby Gibbs, clarinet, Anne Guthrie, french horn, Luke Noonan, mandolin, Jefferson Pitcher, guitar.
Stanford University: SoundWIRE - Chris Chafe, celleto, Juan-Pablo Caceres, synthesizer, Robert Hamilton, guitar, Adnan Marquez-Borbon, saxophone, Nicholas J. Bryan, clarinet, laptop, Baek San Chang, laptop, guitar, piano, Hiroko Terasawa, voice, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, laptop, Cobi van Tonder, laptop, voice, objects, Turner Kirk, laptop, bagpipe, Hayden Bursk, laptop, guitar, drums, Gina Yiqing Gu, laptop, flute, piano, Elise MacMillan, violin, voice, kazoo, Diana Siwiak, flute, piano, voice, Dennis Laptop, guitar, piano, Max Citron, laptop, guitar, drums, synthesizer, Luke Dahl, melodica, synthesizer, Tania Marquez, piano, laptop, Joel Darnaver, 8-string bass, guitar, rocks, Chris Warren, bass/guitar, feedback piano, Jeff Cooper, nylon guitar, harmonica, Henri Penttinen, eBottle.



DREAMWAKER (2007)

For Large Ensemble + Second Life Avatar/Installation. "Dreamwaker" is a piece for sounding ensemble across states of dream reality. Collages of free association dream and waking material create intersections and nodes within waves of collective realities. These nodes are amplified into frequencies that are captured and developed as themes and wakers of connection and action for our society.

Edo Paulus' Second Life sound installation was projected concurrently during the performance. Resonating-With-secondlifeWind is a permanent, large scale, generative sound-installation in Second Life, "a 3D online digital world imagined and created by its residents".

Premiered October 19, 2007 for "Ione's 12th Annual Dream Festival", Kingston NY
Ensemble: Pauline Oliveros, accordion, Ione, spoken word, Mark Dresser bass, Diana Wayburn, flute, Julie Ferrara, oboe, Gretchen
Langheld, clarinet, Jody Espina, saxophone, Julianne Carney, violin, Eyal Maoz, guitar, Rich Rosenthal, guitar, James Ilgenfritz, bass, Sarah Weaver, conductor


SPIRAL TAP (2007)

Conch shell ensemble piece for "Deep Listening Convergence". 

Premiered June 8, 2007 at Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy NY
Conch Ensemble: Stuart Dempster, Pauline Oliveros, Monique Buzzarte, Will Swofford, Marc Jensen, Sarah Weaver