Charlie Sdraulig




Composing interactions defined by liminal perceptual and physical contingencies.

A recent work (headphones recommended):

About the piece: collector takes a hypersensitive approach to touch. The keyboard is conceived primarily as a physical environment to be navigated by the pianist in a quasi-indeterminate/exploratory way. Choreographic actions are seeded in this environment for the pianist to execute, which may only occasionally audibly sound. The pianist listens to these resultant sounds, comparing and categorizing them. These decisions in turn impact how the pianist navigates the keyboard: touch is mediated by listening.

Upcoming projects include new pieces for trombone duo (Matt Barbier and Weston Olencki) for January 2017, and solo performer and electronics (Joshua Hyde) for mid-late 2017, as well as a new version of scan for the Spektral Quartet for May 2017. Future performances in the US and Germany of collector are also currently in preparation.