d r e a m  c o l l a g e  – Media Projects

DREAM COLLAGE with  Flute Soundscapes

Date of Video: November 21, 2020

Performance Location:
MillFactory NuVenue, Copenhagen NV, Denmark.
MillFactory NuVenue | audio recording studio with video capability

Performance Date: November 21, 2020

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*
  1. “And I have it from a wave’s own lips that their number is without limit.” 
  2. “It is low tide, and I must dig in my heels with my soul.” 
  3. “…and when you breath it in, you seem to be breathing in those sounds.” 
  4. “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)

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
American Record Guide – independent critics reviewing classical recordings and music in concert

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

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)