Concerto for T-Stick and Two Laptop Orchestras

Here’s a video from way back in 2011 that I only recently noticed on YouTube. It features D. Andrew Stewart playing the T-Stick as instrumental soloist with laptop orchestras from Concordia and McMaster Universities.

The piece was co-composed by Eldad Tsabary (director of the Concordia Laptop Orchestra, CLOrk), D. Andrew Stewart (T-Stick) and David Ogborn (founder of McMaster University’s Cybernetic Orchestra).

Interestingly, there are also a couple of videos online in which composer Kevin Austin presents the video and discusses the piece.

Video: Experimental Music from Brazil and Beyond

Video has now been posted from the concert “Experimental Music from Brazil and Beyond” at the University of Lethbridge. The concert featured two performances with T-Stick: a solo written by Patrick Hart and D. Andrew Stewart, and a trio improvisation by Fernando Rocha (percussion, including another project of mine: the Hyper-Kalimba), Elise Pittenger (cello) and D. Andrew Stewart (soprano T-Stick).

Another T-Stick video

Since some of my project documentation videos are longer than 10 minutes (the cutoff for YouTube), I created an IDMIL account on Vimeo, where the only limit is to stay under 500MB/week of uploaded material. The uploading interface is very nice, and I think the videos look way better…

Here’s a slightly old video: Brazilian percussionist Fernando Rocha playing the original T-Stick prototype during his first doctoral lecture-recital at McGill. The year is 2006‚ the composition is The One, by D. Andrew Stewart.

Unfortunately I used up most of those 500MB with this video, so I have to wait a week before adding another. We’ll also keep the YouTube account, since their community/user base is rather huge 🙂