UO Today Interview with Kevin and Carmen

Kevin Patton, experimental musician and Maria del Carmen Montoya, new media artisit, discuss their creative collaborations as well as their week-long residency at the UO to help launch the “new media” management area of concentration in the Arts and Administration master’s program. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s half-hour television interview program, provides a glimpse […]

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the ellipsis catalog
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The elipsis catalog is a duet project of Kevin Patton and Butch Rovan using custom designed alternate controllers.Patton’s instrument, the “Fossil”, is a wireless sensor-based musical instrument that is played with the entire gestural range of arm movement as well as finger pressure. Four FSRs, a momentary button, and a twodimensional accelerometer are used to […]

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Cracked Across The Brow
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Cracked Across the Brow is a composition for Tenor Saxophone and Interactive Computer Music written for Woody Witt in the fall of 2005. This documentation is from it’s Houston premiere at the University of St. Thomas’ Cullen Hall. This documentation also features the Houston-based artist Jonathan Jindra who accompanies Woody and Kevin with his visual […]

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Weblog Music
WebLog Music

This project, led by Jeff Morris, creates a variable youTube environment for collaboration among a set of musicians. Weblogmusic is a web-based platform for performers to improvise in asynchronous virtual ensembles and for audiences to experience these performances in ways that reflect the impact of technological mediation on human interaction, the human value of a […]

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The People To Come
The People To Come

THE PEOPLE TO COME is a new participatory performance installation conceived and directed by Yanira Castro. The work initiates from a solo choreographed by Castro, which is radically altered each night by the performers using material created by the local community and the audience attending the performances. The sound score was designed and implemented by […]

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EnvyCode
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envyCODE is a collective of interactive performers that includes Ulrich Maiss, Joseph Butch Rovan, Kevin Patton, and Maria del Carmen Montoya. envyCODE is dedicated to exploring uncommon sounds, new interfaces, and improvisation. In this example, Butch and Kevin “battle” with custom built instruments called Fossil and Banshee FOSSIL v. BANSHEE | Envycode | Live At […]

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A Pocket Full of Stones
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A Pocket Full of Stones, Kevin Patton Trio, LJLR-001, 2004 Guitar trio improvisations with Thomas Helton, contrabass, Richard Cholokian, percussion and drumset Carmen … Lento

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The Fault of Epimetheus
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The Fault of Epimetheus is an oratorio that recounts the tale of Epimetheus and his more famous brother, Prometheus. The results of Epimetheus’ bumbling and error unleash a horror on his brother while also granting humans the rudiment technologies of survival. This primordial grief is echoed in John Berryman’s Henry from the Dream Songs whose […]

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MindSplitteR
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Endurance metal MinD SplitteR from MEME @ Brown on Vimeo.

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Night Wanderings

Night Wanderings, Kevin Patton, IYN-014, 2009 Night Wanderings is a collection of tinkering. Each track has its own unique system and interface built over years most often in the small hours of the night—trying not to wake up the neighbors (most of the time) …. Everything here is performed in realtime with no overdubbing or […]

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Cicada

Cicada, Kevin Patton with Thomas Helton, IYN-017, 2010 Cicada is a duet with contrabassist Thomas Helton and BrundleFLY. BrundleFLY is software designed by Kevin Patton to respond to and alter the timbre of the bass. Improvisations were recorded summer 2009 in Houston TX, at the REMS Lab, the Rice University Electroacoustic Studios.

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Fresnel

Fresnel, Kevin Patton and Seth Paynter, IYN-016, 2009 Cover image courtesy of Maria del Carmen Montoya, a still of her piece, I Could Have Danced All Night Fresnel features the duo of Houston’s Seth Paynter on sax and ethnic reeds, and brundleFLY. brundleFLY is an interactive processor created and directed by Kevin Patton. In real […]

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