travis weller
composer / performer

September 2, 2012


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Performing with old friends Bill Thompson and Holland Hopson at AMODA Performance 17.

January 28, 2012

Matrices and Entropy

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Line Upon Line performs Sam Pluta’s “Matrices”

September 6, 2009

Immeasurable Space and Infinite Worlds

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Xenakis/Nono performance presented by AMODA.

Photos by Craig Washburn

October 20, 2008

Loud Objects / Tristan Perich Recap

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The show went great. Good turnout, and I think all the pieces were expertly performed. I got a lot of good comments about the 1/4 Revolution. Hearing Observations performed live really gives you a sense of how LOUD crotales are. It is a mind bending piece.

Tristan posted a few recordings from the concert up on his site:

1/4 Revolution


October 15, 2008

AMODA – Loud Objects & Tristan Perich

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This Saturday, AMODA will present a performance by the Loud Objects and a program of works by innovative composer Tristan Perich.

I’m really looking forward to this show. I met Tristan and Kunal in Los Angeles this past Spring as they were furiously soldering their noise toys at the Bent Festival.

In addition to a super cool live soldering performance by Loud Objects, expect to hear four new compositions by Tristan:

* “Momentary Expanse” for solo vibraphone and 1-bit electronics performed by Nick Hennies of New Music Co-op

* “A, B, C, D” for solo flute and 1-bit electronics performed by Seetha Shivaswamy.

* The world premiere of “1/4 Revolution” for three string players and 1-bit electronics performed by James Alexander, Andrew Noble, and myself.

* Finally, the frenetic “Observations” for two sets of crotales (antique cymbals) and 1-bit electronics will be performed by Nick Hennies of New Music Co-op and Matt Teodori of Line Upon Line.

January 15, 2008

Nathaniel Bartlett

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On Saturday Jan 18th, AMODA is pleased to present virtuoso marimbist Nathaniel Bartlett, for an evening of singing wood fused with state-of-the-art electro-acoustic sound. Bartlett is an accomplished percussionist, but his work is no typical solo marimba repertoire. Bartlett brings the instrument into the realm of the unreal through the use of advanced digital sound processing and 3D audio projection. A custom dual-display computer monitor has replaced the traditional music stand, allowing the score to change dynamically in response to the parameters of the electronics. Ultra-high fidelity sound generation in 8 channels will immerse listeners in a sound world more vivid than that of a theatre presentation, the auditory equivalent of an IMAX movie versus a home television set.

WHAT: AMODA Performance Series featuring Nathaniel Bartlett, Marimba & Electronics
WHERE: Ballet Austin at the Firehouse (3002 Guadalupe)
WHEN: Saturday, January 18th, 8pm – 10pm
ADMISSION: $8 for AMODA Members/Students, $10 general

April 16, 2007

Keith Rowe / Rick Reed

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Come see my friend Rick Reed play with Keith Rowe.


Keith Rowe (U.K./France), ex-AMM member and progenitor of electroacoustic improvisation, returns to Austin with his tabletop guitar and bag of preparations for another séance of mind bending sound. Joining him will be long time friend and collaborator Rick Reed (Austin) on EMS Synthesizer and sine wave generators. The two will be fresh off their most recent East coast tour performing together as ‘the Voltage Spooks.’ Rowe and Reed will each perform solo sets, and will also perform as a duo.

Rowe has been called a “godfather of electroacoustic improvisation” and a “master of understatement.” He has worked for half a lifetime to unsettle the boundaries between music and noise. He has also been an active collaborator, having worked together with numerous composers and musicians, including Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff, Howard Skempton, Taku Sugimoto, Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Oren Ambarchi, Christian Fennesz and Peter Rehberg.

WHAT: AMODA Performance Series featuring Keith Rowe and Rick Reed
WHERE: Ceremony Hall (4100 Red River St)
WHEN: Saturday, April 21st, 8pm – 10pm
ADMISSION: $10 for AMODA Members/Students $12 general

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