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.