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Ultraviolet: Live at Constellation

by Carl Testa

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Ultraviolet 46:47


Composer Carl Testa's expanded version of his piece Ultraviolet for five clarinets and live electronic processing which was premiered in Amsterdam at the Doek Festival in June 2015. The ensemble navigates a partially composed and improvised score while continually undergoing live electronic processing by the composer that influences the direction of the composition. John Sharpe of The New York City Jazz Record wrote "Carl Testa’s 'Ultraviolet' subtly blended acoustic and electronic noises as well as notated and improvised materials to conjure a splendidly successful piece, a sort of glacial minimalism expanded and subverted by the electronic overtones."

Photo by Peter Margasak


released December 22, 2019

James Falzone - Bb clarinet
Jennifer Woodrum - Bb clarinet
Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet
Aaron Getsug - contra alto clarinet
Keefe Jackson - contrabass clarinet
Carl Testa - live electronic processing

Composition by Carl Testa

Recorded and Mixed by David Zuchowski on December 20th, 2015 at Constellation, Chicago, IL as part of Peter Margasak's Frequency Series


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Carl Testa New Haven

Bassist, electronicist, and composer. Currently working on Sway, an interactive live processing environment for any number of musicians. sway.carltesta.net

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