December 6 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: CCRMA Stage, The Knoll - Map Link
BEAM SPLITTER is a duo for amplified voice, trombone, and occasional analog electronics. Utilizing the pure sounds of acoustic and closely amplified sound sources, the duo joins together two individual voices into a distinct dialog that delves beyond the borders of the corporeal elements of extended technique and sound. There is an intimacy and conflict that becomes evident as the two personas intertwine, in moments joining together seamlessly and in the next, being left with the feeling of irrevocable fracture. The two manage between these extremes with a kind of improvised grace that reveals an effort towards a common goal. It is an honest metaphor for a human relationship in process that even in the most serene moments can leave one raw and entirely exposed.
Since beginning their collaboration in 2015, BEAM SPLITTER has been extensively touring the globe in Europe, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan, and the U.S. They have presented their music in a wide variety of spaces, taken part in larger commissioned works at the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, and conceptualized a theatrical adaptation of Medea in front of the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, utilizing butoh dancers and musicians, produced by the Ukho Agency. They have collaborated with artists such as Phil Minton, Bob Ostertag, Michael Vorfeld, Thomas Rohrer, Valentin Tszin, Flavia Ghisalberti, Leonel Kaplan, and the Norwegian duo Streifenjunko (Eivind Lønning and Espen Reinertsen).
BEAM SPLITTER’s debut album Rough tongue was released to rave reviews in late 2017.