Electroacoustic composer/musician Christopher Tignor will perform a free concert as a Gallery Series Guest Artist on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.
Tignor is a composer, violinist, lecturer and software engineer. His emotionally charged scores and unique focus on live, performance-based electroacoustic practice has won acclaim within both the classical and experimental communities across eight albums on the Western Vinyl and New Albion record labels. He creates the live performance software he uses. As a composer he has written and recorded work for ensembles including The Knights, A Far Cry string orchestra, and Brooklyn Rider string quartet, performing alongside them at premiere venues including Carnegie’s Zankel Hall.
NPR wrote that “Tignor creates a muttered hum of activity that burbles at the fringes of an internally focused halo of sustained, glowing chords, and the effect is powerful.”
“Making computers coexist in harmony with acoustic instruments in a live setting is more easily imagined than achieved. But Christopher Tignor, a young composer and performer shaped as much by his work in downtown nightclubs as by his formal education at Bard College and New York University, proves that it can be done,” wrote The New York Times.
The event is sponsored by the Bucknell Department of Music.