Blake Carrington Cathedral Scan CD Release Concert
Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
263 Mulberry Street (enter on Mott St. btw Prince/Houston, map)
Thursday March 3, 2011
Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:20pm
$7 Suggested donation
Cathedral Scan translates the architectural plans of Gothic cathedrals into open-ended musical scores via custom software. Treating the plans as a map, in the live performance Carrington navigates through them to create diverse rhythms, drones and textures. Visually, the scanning suggests a metaphor between architecture and ghost-like palimpsest. The concert at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral will feature large-scale projection and sound performed specifically for the venue's impressive acoustics.
The full-length album is edited from a previous live concert in a large church, and combines the direct signal created in software with the immense natural reverberation of the performance space. Published by Dragon’s Eye Recordings.
Cathedral Scan is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.