Live electronic music by Bob Gluck
A new gestural controller, eSaz video clip, and an expanded Baroque
|Bob Gluck is a composer
/ performer of interactive sound installation and live electronic
performance. Much of his recent work utilizes electronically
expanded acoustical instruments, including baglama saz, harpsichord,
piano, and ram's horn, featuring electronic sensors and Max /
MSP software interfaces. keeboard is an example of his
entirely electronic gestural controller instruments (another
is eBoard (2001) which, along with his sound installation
Sounds of a Community and electronically expanded saz
(2002), was documented in The Idea #6 (2002). His recordings
include Stories Heard and Retold (1998) and Electric
Songs (2003), and his music has been performed internationally.
Bob Gluck's musical training is from the Julliard, Manhattan,
and Crane schools of Music, University at Albany (BA, 1977) and
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MFA, 2001). His work has been
discussed and reviewed in the Computer Music Journal, Moment,
The Forward, Reconstructionism Today, Hadassah Magazine and elsewhere.
Gluck is Assistant Professor and Director of the Electronic Music
Studios at The University at Albany, and he is Associate Director
at the Electronic Music Foundation. More information about his
work may be found on the web.
(2004), for harpsichord
Bob spent the early years of his musical life as a pianist.
For many years, he studied with Regina Rubinoff at the Julliard
and Manhattan Schools of Music. Among his most recent compositions
for acoustic keyboard instruments and electronics is 'Harpsi'
(2004), for harpsichord and electronics. This work features through
composed sections and structured improvisation, drawing upon
digital signal processing controlled by a software interface
designed with Max / MSP. The compositional elements are based
upon a variety of Baroque musical conventions and an abstraction
of a work by J. S. Bach.
Below: some notated score elements of 'Harpsi'