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.