And if you’re around Milwaukee tonight, check out experimental music by Ryan Carter.
Strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and laptops. Yes, laptops. Classical music is getting an electronic upgrade thanks to a myriad of ‘laptop orchestras‘ popping up across the globe, increasing interest and knowledge in musical technology and a desire to make a break from the traditional compositional boundaries of traditional instruments. Ryan Carter, born and raised in Wisconsin, who currently resides in New York, is part of the wave of electro-classical composers who have been creating soundwaves in the classical world since the ’60s. Carter will be premiering a new piece for Present Music, Milwaukee’s leading ensemble of avant garde, this Saturday at Discovery World’s Pilot House. Carter talks to Fan-belt on what it’s like to be a young composer in a young genre.
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