INSTRUMENTATION

2 voices & sometimes more

electric guitar

electric bass

drums

live interactive computer processing

pre-recorded computer-derived soundtracks

sampler

miscellaneous instruments:

  • soprano recorder
  • vibes, glockenspiel
  • musical pull-toys
  • music box

Kitty Brazeltonvoice, electric bass, soundtracks, sampler, keyboard
Dafna Naphtalivoice, electric guitar, live MAX interactive processing
Danny Tunickdrums, conducting, recorder, vibes, glockenspiel, voice

REPERTOIRE

stabat mom
(co-composed with Dafna Naphtali, 2006, 2008)

A collage about motherhood created for Mother's Day 2006 at Tonic curated by Gisburg, with other mother musicmakers Miya Masaoka, Mari Kimura, Lois V. Vierk and Gisburg herself.

Adapted for full BAT? trio including Danny Tunick and premiered at Music with a View series at the Flea Theater, curated by Kathy Supové, January 2008, stabat mom juxtaposes 18th-c. Pergolesi Stabat mater duet for alto and soprano, with Naphtali's hard rock song about the rages of motherhood, and an adaptation of Brazelton's 1992 Lullaby for Handbells for hammered electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals, guitar and computer.

Recorded fall 2008 at HarvestWorks.

 

  • two voices
  • electric guitar
  • MAX live interactive processing
  • electric bass
  • laptop soundtracks processing Pergolesi and miscellaneous elements of piece
  • vibes
  • glockenspiel
  • music box
  • musical pull-toys
  • drums
  • "found" sounds of childern's voices, washing machine and other household, child-rearing associations, processed and collaged in MAX
  • Morse code ostinato of stabat mater created from musical pull-toy

20 min.

5 dreams; marriage
(co-composed with Dafna Naphtali, 2000)

Five arias based on her wedding vows composed for and sung by Dafna Naphtali, alternate with five answers by Kitty Brazelton derived from her 1978 song I Told You So which describes the decay of a marital relationship. Everything explodes at the end of Answer 5 and is concluded by the Glory Chorale with Dafna, Kitty, drummer Danny Tunick and sound designer Paul Geluso singing a fugue over CMIX pluck algorithms.

Premiered Sound Symposium 2000, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. American premiere, Whitney Museum Design Triennial, New York City, listed in New Yorker magazine.

Released on Tzadik/Oracles summer 2003. Reviews: The Wire, All Music Guide, Boston Herald, etc.

 

  • four voices
  • electric guitar
  • MAX live interactive processing with Eventide delay unit
  • electric bass
  • laptop soundtracks
  • MIDI-controlled sampler using Logic software
  • drums
26 min.

she said–she said, "can you sing 'Sermonette' with me?"
(co-composed with Dafna Naphtali, 1997)

Life study created in collaboration with composer Dafna Naphtali for our trio WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A BAT?; my portion developed at Columbia University Computer Music Center, March-June 1997.

Women's Avant Fest '97, Chicago, October 12 1997. Columbia University Computer Music Center's Interactive Arts Festival 99, The Kitchen, April 1999. Reviewed in Chicago Tribune 10/14/97 and Reader 10/23/97.

Released on Tzadik/Oracles summer 2003. Reviews: The Wire, All Music Guide, Boston Herald, etc.

  • two voices on microphones
  • electric guitar
  • MAX live interactive processing with Eventide delay unit
  • electric bass
  • DAT soundtracks with CMIX-processed "found" sounds and recordings of Dafna's dreams
  • MIDI-controlled sampler
  • drums
  • soprano recorder
26 min.

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