In conjunction with National Bike to Work Week, the Now Hear Ensemble will present a bicycle-themed concert that includes two new works commissioned from Swedish composer Anders Lind and UC Berkeley alumni Dan VanHassel, both of which will make use of Lind’s “Wheel Quintet”—wheel instruments equipped with sensors that control electronic music parameters.
VanHassel sums up the spirit of Round and Round in the description of his work: “the wheels pose an elegant solution to the problem often found in live electronics—where it is often a mystery how the sound is being manipulated—by providing a clear visual representation of the electronic processes that are happening to the live instruments.”
Dan VanHassel – Cycles
Federico Llach – This Time Around
Dan VanHassel – Ghost in the Machine
Todd Lerew – The Variable Speed Machine
Anders Lind – Spin n’ Play