Pierre Alexandre will present this album on March 2 in the very intimate setting of Salon Bruit in Berlin, a production of the N.K. Project. The following day, he conducts an advanced MaxMSP workshop on the convolution suite developed with his HISS lab. More details on this suite of objects (HISSTools impulse response toolbox) coded by Alex Harker is available here.
Also in March, Pierre Alexandre is invited to be guest speaker at the Radio Jazz Research Conference, during the Burghausen Jazz Festival, 15-17 March. His talk, entitled ‘Splice, or blurred boundaries in Post-Free-Jazz practice: studio/stage, electro/acoustic, composition/improvisation’, will explore the line between real-time and differed-time considering the studio as a fully-fledged composition instrument, and the stage as an electroacoustic lab. He dissects the practice of his post-free-jazz quartet Splice to illustrate how a new generation of composers is working with a kind of ‘portable random access’ to musics of all styles and periods. Splice will be performing in the Spring with dates in Manchester and Huddersfield (21 & 22 March), then at dBâle festival, Basel (2 June) before the quartet goes into the studio to record their second album.