Prisma Interius I – Catherine Lamb, 2017/2022

Aug 13, 2022 -- 20:00


Catherine Lamb – viola

Andrew Lafkas – double bass

Rebecca Lane – quarter tone bass flute

Xavier Lopez – secondary rainbow synthesizer

Bryan Eubanks – alto saxophone


The first piece in Catherine Lamb’s Prisma Interius series was sketched in 2017 for open instrumentation and with the members of the Sacred Realism collective in mind as performers. Never completed until a commission through this festival, this will be the premiere performance of the composition.  Prisma Interius is a series of nine works ranging from solo to chamber orchestra and all centered around the harmonic matrix generated by the Secondary Rainbow Synthesizer. The instrument is a software synthesizer designed to perform subtractive synthesis on the soundscape that is outside of the space of performance. This shifting field is site-specific, creating an ever present dialectic between inside and outside while providing the harmonic matrix for the instruments and voices to weave into and out of.

Catherine Lamb is an active composer exploring the interaction of tone, summations of shapes and shadows, phenomenological expansions, the architecture of the liminal (states in between outside/inside), and the long...

Bryan Eubanks (b. 1977, US) develops his music through solo work and collaboration. Since 1999 he has participated in many short and long term projects, and regularly presents his work...

Rebecca Lane is a musician who explores intonation, focusing on extended just intonation & alternative tuning systems and the perceptual & relational aspects of sounding/activating this acoustic phenomena with others....

Andrew Lafkas Living Berlin, American double bass player and a member of Sacred Realism.

Xavier Lopez is a synthesist and pianist working in the fields of improvisation and new music. His first contact with music occurred as a child, coming from a musical family. After studying...

Sacred Realism was formed in 2011 by friends and colleagues Catherine Lamb, Andrew Lafkas, and Bryan Eubanks.  The intention was not to form an aesthetic alliance, but to create a...