QUBIT presents: Election Day, improvisations for electric violin, flute, and electronics featuring Noise Occupation and Heather Frasch.
Noise Occupation is Alec Hall, electric violin & electronics, and Aaron Einbond, electronics. Both with backgrounds as score-based composers, we have come together to develop new contexts for quotidian noise and field recordings in an improvised setting and to develop generative strategies for real-time musical structures. With influences ranging from Berlin’s Echtzeitmusik scene (Andrea Neumann), to environmental sound (Francisco Lopéz), to sound installation (Peter Ablinger), we hope to create a dialogue between real-time experimentation and its feedback (literal and figurative), bringing insight to new score-based works, as well as developing new models of audience-performer-environment interaction.
Heather Frasch is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. Also, she performs frequently as an improviser and experimental flutist, and creates sound installations.
Her music has been performed at various festivals such as: The Moscow Autumn Festival, SICMF in Korea, Electroacoustic Listening Room Project, 60×60 project, NYCEMF, SEAMUS, ICMC, Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival, SF Tape Music Festival, among others. She received the George Ladd Prix de Paris in 2008, and Nicol De Lorenzo Prize in Composition in 2010 and 2008. She attended the IRCAM Cursus where she worked with Yan Maresz. She attended the Acanthes Music Festival with Peter Etvos, Akademie Schloss Solitude with Chaya Czernowin and Mark Andre, Wellesely Composer Conference with Mario Davidovsky, and Aspen Music Festival. She has collaborated with and had her music performed by the Surplus Ensemble, Ensemble Sound Gear, and sfSound Group.
Heather is a Phd candidate at University of California Berkeley/CNMAT. She holds degrees from Temple University, CNR de Lyon, and University of California, Berkeley. Her principal teachers include: Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, David Wessel, Myra Melford and Erik Ulman.
Currently, she resides in Berlin, Germany working as a freelance composer.