Enclencher

Program Notes
“Enclencher” utilizes motion and color tracking (built in Max 6) to capture improvised or choreographed movements from the webcams of two Apple laptops. These computers process the data and send the information through a wireless link to another computer that uses this data to generate sequences of pitch and rhythm based upon a prepared algorithm. The computer-performer then controls other factors of the aural product including timbre, amplitude, and waveform. "Enclencher" originates from the french vernacular and can be translated as "to engage".

Biographical Sketch
Cody Kauhl is an American acoustic/electronic/visual composer that investigates the hidden musical potential of urban and rural noise pollution. With music performed at national and regional conferences (including the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States [SEAMUS], Electronic Music Midwest [EMM], and the Great Plains Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference [GPRTEC]), Cody graduated in 2011 with a B.M. in Music Theory/Composition at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and is currently completing an M.M. in Music Composition at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC).

Cody has won a number of composition contests at SIUE and UMKC and has received commissions from university and public school wind ensemble conductors. He also regularly collaborates with choreographers and has had his compositions performed on multiple occasions at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and by the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance (KcMEA). His work can be found on Ablaze Records and at codykauhl.com.

Simone DeLozier is a senior in the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance. She has been dancing since the age of 8 and has worked with some of the country's top choreographers. Simone teaches dance at Priscilla and Dana's School of Dance and is a part of Seamless Dance Theater. She has won numerous awards on a national level and received dance scholarships from the Williams Henry Dance Company, Young Lions, and Coastal Dance Rage. After graduating, Simone plans to move to Los Angeles to continue her dance career.

Performer Biographical Sketch
Caroline Fogg was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. She is classically trained in ballet and modern and has intensely studied other forms of dance as well. Miss Fogg grew up mainly under the instruction of Patrick Frantz (Paris Opera Ballet) and frequently studies at the EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood. She has furthered her training by attending numerous summer intensives around the nation: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Orlando Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Boston Ballet, and North Carolina School of the Arts. Currently, Caroline is attending the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as a dance major emphasizing in ballet and modern and teaching at dance studios in the Kansas City area.

Kelsey Crawford is from Arvada, Colorado and is currently a student in the Conservatory at UMKC. Before dancing at UMKC she danced at The Arvada Center for Performing Arts. She took technique classes there for eleven years in ballet, modern, and jazz. There she performed lead rolls in story ballets Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Snow White.