/ RovaTV. In September, Timucua Arts in Orlando, FL streamed
a powerfully shot Rova performance from 2016. Rova will stream other archived performances
in the coming months, including:
Carla Kihlstedt’s Pandæmonium,
presented by Rova at Other Minds 2010
Our large ensemble
collaboration with composer and bandleader Satoko Fujii, An Alligator
in Your Wallet, presented at the Tampere Jazz Happening (Finland) 2005
John Coltrane’s masterwork Ascension, re-imagined as Electric
Ascension, captured in high quality video by artists Ideas in Motion in
Guelph, Ontario, 2012
of a community server to aid in virtual music presentations. The
pandemic has made in-person performing and rehearsing impossible, so we are actively
developing online solutions for ourselves that will also be available to the broader
community. We have established a dedicated server as a platform for the rapidly
developing software required to address problems inherent to online musical interactions.
We are also in discussions with the Center for New Music and Rent Romus’s Outsound
Presents to come up with other solutions that are viable, practical and safe. Our
plans include live streaming of select Rova rehearsals, quartet concerts and performances
of Rova’s collaborative projects.
Gino’s House. Early
in 2019, working with Gino Robair, the quartet recorded a broad palette of sound
samples, musical threads, and textures conceived as raw material to be manipulated
through post-production processes to create a surprisingly fresh, synthetic sound
experience. We are hoping to finish post-production and see this released in the
Tectonics. Rova continues its collaboration with Tom
Djll and Gino Robair, both performing on a variety of electronic instruments. We
will perform live as a sextet, and stream previously recorded material.
performance of Rova and special guests. Commissioned
works by Miya Masaoka and Wadada Leo Smith, with guest performers percussionist
Donald Robinson, and video artist Ikue Mori.