Project Description

Contemporary Media Projects

Modiano’s Contemporary Flute Soundscapes at Tiny Miny Concert #1

2 electroacoustic pieces with image-collage screening = created, composed, and performed by Yael Acher ”KAT” Modiano:

  • Distances and Sounds, Suite I-IV, Op.2 for flute and prepared electronics*
    I.     “And I have it from a wave’s own lips that their number is without limit.”
    II.   “It is low tide, and I must dig in my heels with my soul.”
    III. “…and when you breath it in, you seem to be breathing in those sounds.”
    IV. “A pigeon glides so slowly to the top of a streetlight that you could almost think it was a red-tailed hawk.”
    *The title and subtitles are inspired by “Distances and Sounds,” a poem by Ilya Bernstein
  • “Humanity is an ocean” Op. 2- Variations on a motif – for solo flute (composition year 2020- premier) (qt. Mahatma Gandhi)

Collaborators:
Solo Flute performance at EARUNIT concert series TinyMiny Concert #1
(19) EARUNIT | Facebook

 MillFactory NuVenue, Copenhagen NV, Boe Larsen- Sound and live film editing, and Jonathan Alexander- sound
Boe Larsen (@millfactory_nuvenue) • Instagram photos and videos

“Added percussion, electronic manipulation, and sound effects too abstract to describe contribute to the music. Extended playing techniques such as simultaneous singing and playing, air attacks with no tone, bending pitches, and glissandos are fundamental to the sound palette. The tone quality in these pieces is great well centered, and deployed with much variety.“ 

By Gorman, CD Review- Guide to Records, 
American Record Guide. May/June issue 2021, page 12

“Humanity Is an Ocean- Flute Soundscapes”
Released on Centaur Records, October 2, 2020.
Recorded with and produced by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.
Pieces by Claude Debussy, J.S. Bach, and Acher-Modiano

On album link: J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite no. 1 in G major (tracks # 1-6)
Debussy’s Syrinx for flute (track #10).
And Acher-Modiano’s electro-acoustic and acoustic contemporary pieces (tracks # 7-9, 11, 12-18, and #19)

Suite for the Spirits, I-III Op. 93- composed and performed by Yael Acher-Modiano

Duration: 
11min.

Music performed:
Suite for the Spirits, I-III Op. 93

  1. Romantico II. El Fuego III. La Paz

Composed and premiered at Yael Acher-Modiano’s Benefit Concert for Dominican Women’s Development Center, at the Church of The Intercession, New York City. June 4, 2017

Collaborators:
Acher-Modiano’s solo Flute benefit concert for Dominican Women’s Development Center, in collaboration with Rosita M. Romero, MSW, Executive Director of DWDC
Dominican Women’s Development Center – Empowering All Women and their families today, for a better tomorrow. (dwdc.org)

Suite for The Spirits I-V Opus 3, was a fresh and unique piece…Every movement challenged the flute’s technique differently in playful ways. Contrasting expressions, suddenly a ‘really’ blue sound, followed by a primal sound and much more, all processed here in a virtuoso-conscious treatment with high spirits that was felt among the audience, who gave Yael Acher long, steady applause.” 

Publication: Helsingør Dagblad,
 Helsingør Dagblad → Seneste nyt | helsingordagblad.dk

Date: September 1, 2005 

Article written by Grethe Jørgensen. 

“Humanity Is an Ocean- Flute Soundscapes”
Released on Centaur Records, October 2, 2020.
Recorded with and produced by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.
Pieces by Claude Debussy, J.S. Bach, and Acher-Modiano

On album link: J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite no. 1 in G major (tracks # 1-6)
Debussy’s Syrinx for flute (track #10).
And Acher-Modiano’s electro-acoustic and acoustic contemporary pieces (tracks # 7-9, 11, 12-18, and #19)

“KAT” Modiano at the Crypt

Main Category:
Contemporary

Date of Video Creation:
June 10, 2018

Performance Location:
The Crypt at Church of the Intercession, New York City, USA
5 Secrets About the Crypt in Hamilton Heights – Untapped New York 

Performance Date: June 10, 2018

Piece performed and credits:
“Audio Images: Masquerade for the Spirits” Suite I-IV
III. Con Fuego: Greek Noise
IV. Dolce: Illuminations

2 last movements from a suite for solo flute with electronic tracks and masks (world premiere 2018).
Composed, performed, and improvised by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano
Filmed by Amy Bennett

Her delicate handling of her flute covers a wide range from whispering into the flute to wildly snarling, almost talking to the flute like a catlike beast. “
By Kirsten Vibe Philippides, editor of The Danish Pioneer, USA, June 2016 issue.
The Danish Pioneer

 

“Humanity Is an Ocean- Flute Soundscapes”
Released on Centaur Records, October 2, 2020.
Recorded with and produced by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.
Pieces by Claude Debussy, J.S. Bach, and Acher-Modiano

On album link: Masquerade for the Dancing Spirits, op. 6 (track #11)

“Shoshana Sheli” (Le fleur) & “Sketch 5/12”

Main Category: Contemporary

Piece Performed and credits:
”Shoshana Sheli” (La fleur) & electronic track “Sketch 5/12”
I – Introduction,
II – Molto Dolce,
III – Con Motto,
IV – Vivace,
V – Tranquil,
VI – Poco Lunar,
VII – Surreal.

For Contrabass, voice, Flute and electronic track.
Composed by Yael Acher-Modiano
Text from: “Le Petit Prince”, by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Performed by Irina-Kalina Goudova- Contrabass and voice, and Yael Acher-Modiano- flute and effects and electronic track.

Video Duration: 08:33 min

Location/venue:  Interpretation concert series at Roulette, New York City, USA

Performance Date: April 29, 2010

“Her [Yael Acher-Modiano] own compositions are particularly unusual and remarkable.”
By Kirsten Vibe Philippides, editor of The Danish Pioneer, USA, June 2016 issue.

 

“Humanity Is an Ocean- Flute Soundscapes”
Released on Centaur Records, October 2, 2020.
Recorded with and produced by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.
Pieces by Claude Debussy, J.S. Bach, and Acher-Modiano

On album link:
J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite no. 1 in G major (tracks # 1-6)
Debussy’s Syrinx for flute (track #10).

And Acher-Modiano’s electro-acoustic and acoustic contemporary pieces (tracks # 7-9, 11, 12-18, and #19)

Irina- Kalina Guodeva- Double bass player, singer, performer and creative artist
Irina-Kalina Goudeva | Dacapo Records (dacapo-records.dk)

Mutable Music and Interpretations, Thomas Buckner: