Miguel Frasconi is a composer and performer who uses electronics, laptop, and an instrumentarium of glass objects to create music from a uniquely imagined tradition. His glass instruments are struck, blown, stroked, smashed and otherwise coaxed into vibration. His array of activities have included collaborations with the Balinese composer Dewa Berata on music for a large-scale shadowplay, with operatic tenor John Duykers on unique music/ theater events, and with the Tibetan songwriter Techung, with whom he has toured throughout India. Miguel has worked closely with composers John Cage, Jon Hassell, James Tenney, Morton Subotnick, and has collaborated with many choreographers, including modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin.
He was a founding member of The Glass Orchestra, the internationally renowned ensemble featuring all glass instruments, and is presently a member of the new music group Ne(x)works. Miguel’s music has been released on New Albion Records and new recording of duets for glass and piano, with Denman Maroney, has been released on Porter Records. His string quartets featuring JACK Quartet will be released on Tzadik. Miguel is currently a visiting professor at the Bard College Electronic Music Studios and director of the Bard Laptop Orchestra.
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Morton Subotnick: The Electronic Works 3 (mode 237)