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.

Recent projects include pieces for Marco Fusi, dalniente, and ELISION. The 2019 Ear to the Ground (Ghent, Belgium) and 2018 SPOR festivals (Aarhus, Denmark) included intimately staged performances of collector devised by Gwen Rouger.