Performance that makes use of real-time and/or interactive electronic elements. This term also encompasses Amplification (e.g. amplified instruments).


Urs Leimgruber- David Wessel Duo

Swiss saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and American composer/improviser David Wessel perform a series of solos and duos. Violist Nils Bultmann joined them for the final piece of the evening.



The large-scale form for ME mirrors the classic seven yogic steps as follows:

1. Preconscious ME, Open Vowel Space
2. ME Builds the Language Wall
3. ME Sings His Narcissistic Canon
4. ME Sings His Greatest Song
5. ME Speaks to the Crowd.
6. ME Speaks to His Prompter
7. ME Is Cast Into the Future and Dies

Edmund Campion, music
John Campion, text and concept


Another Cascando (...that's what counts...face in the mud...)

This is a unusual piece for piano and electronics, written for Sebastian Berweck. The electronics are based of recordings of shovelling mud and the piano part involves a variety of transcriptions. Here's the original program note:

“Distance, no matter how close the object may be.” – Walter Benjamin



For full orchestra and computer
In association with the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), UC Berkeley

Selected Performance History:

American Composers Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, March 17, 2006 (premiere)
American Composers Orchestra, Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, March 18
Berkeley Symphony with Kent Nagano, June, 2006 (Full Orchestral Version)


Outside Music

(The text that follows is adapted from a text by Beth E. Levy. The full text can be found in the liner notes of the Edmund Campion/SFCMP Outside Music CD, Albany Records Troy 1037)