(Note: Phil Burk and I are currently rewriting freeHorn. The previous
version, which has been used often in performance, is on this
site. When the new one is written, we'll post it here — LP)
freeHorn is a live computer
work meant to be performed with live instruments. It's a
generalization of a set of my previous works, which I refer to as
the "psaltery" set (see below for some links). It's designed so that
performers can make their own versions of the piece.
The software is written by Phil Burk and myself.
(this is a java .jar file, which
should run on any platform)
a few live performance
recordings of various versions of freeHorn
an in-progress user manual
Previous pieces in the set:
original handwritten diagram
freeHorn Canon. Some
for a performance of the piece with 10 trumpets, fretless electric
guitar. Enfield, NH, 2006.
notes for performance at the wulf,
notes and materials for RPI (March, 2011) and Stone (June,
"score" for 3 hour performance, Chapel of the Chimes,
Oakland, CA, 6/21/12. (Score has a few typos). Pictures
from that performance.
Musicians include Laura Steenberge,
Giacomo Fiore, Krystyna Bobrowski (co-composer of the event), Kyle
Bruckner, Wendy Reid, LP, Joe Davancens, Ma'ayan Tsadka, Monique
Buzarté, Thea Farhadian, Theresa Wong.
stereo, and binaural
mix, by David Dunn, of freeHorn, 20 minute version, Stanford
University concert, January, 2016, with: LP (fretless), David Dunn
(e-violin), Monica Scott (cello), Giacomo Fiore (e-guitar), Kyrstyna
Bobrowski (fr. horn), Tom Dambly (trumpet), David Kant (sax), Amy