Podcasts and audio recordings from previous NOVARS events and projects.
Inspired by the image of winds and wood flying through the air, Ricardo Climent and Paul Wilson conceived The Tornado Project: a set of commissioned works for flute, clarinet and computer-generated sound, to be performed by American wind virtuosi Esther Lamneck (clarinet) and Elizabeth McNutt (flute).
Tornado excerpt one - Russel Pinkston
Tornado performances have taken place in New York, Manchester, Belfast, Aberdeen, Phoenix, AZ, Denton, TX, Cincinnati, OH, and at the SEAMUS Conference, International Computer Music Conference, and New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.
Tornado excerpt two - Ricardo Climent
The first Tornado Project event was in the inaugural MANTIS festival at The University of Manchester, England, in 2007, and included pieces by Ricardo Climent, Paul Wilson, Andrew May, and Eric Lyon.
Tornado excerpt three - Robert Rowe
The repertoire of the Tornado project has grown with each performance, including new pieces by Robert Rowe, Russel Pinkston and Mara Helmut.
Tornado excerpt four - Andrew May
Tornado excerpt five - Paul Wilson
Tornado excerpt six - Eric Lyon
Xi for Timbila of Mozambique and electronics by Ricardo Climent - Excerpts
Performer: Miquel Bernat
The Mbila (plural timbila) is a xylophone-like instrument from Mozambique ancestor of the modern marimba, first mentioned by a Portuguese missionary in the 1300s. The Timbila's orchestras serve many purposes, ranging from religious to traditional ceremonies of the Chopi people.