Concertino for Cellular Phones
LKMP X077508/ HL 41205
Cell phone ‘soloist’ with several additional cell phone operators onstage and audience phones: 2+Picc.2.2.2+Cbsn: 188.8.131.52: Timp.Perc(1): Str
This work for cellular phones and orchestra, commissioned by the Chicago Sinfonietta, is interactive in nature, combining the orchestra with a cell phone soloist, several additional cell phonists in support roles, and the sounds that the audience can produce. Creating an environment of sounds representing situations we find outselves in every day, such as the airport or a bar, David Baker constrasts the chaos and order that cell phones create in our society. The audience is encouraged to play their own ring tones as the spirit of the music moves them, listen to the work as they might a piece by Charles Ives, and have fun!