Racket

Program Notes
Racket (2017) for electric guitar, live processing and live video, explores/maps physical gestures that are tropes of electric guitar performance using them to generate musical events, explore pure sonic content in varied musical contexts, and find potential meanings—intentional or accidental—to throw light upon their interpretation in social contexts.

Biographical Sketch
Mark Zanter, composer/performer, has received commissions from many artists in the U.S. and abroad. His compositions have been featured on radio broadcasts, concerts, and festivals in the U.S.A., Brazil, and Europe. Dr Zanter has received awards from ASCAP, AMC, ACF, Meet the Composer, WV Division Culture, WVMTA; and Lament and dream for string orchestra, piano and percussion received special distinction for the ASCAP Rudolph Nissim Prize. He is a distinguished artist and scholar at Marshall University.

Performer Biographical Sketch
BHZ features Brigid Burke, Steve Hall, and Mark Zanter; three improvisers whose work is edgy, sophisticated, listenable. The was formed during EchoFluxx14 festival in Prague, Czech Republic where Brigid and Mark presented sets, and performed in the EchoFluxx ensemble; Steve Hall joined in 2015. The group has toured with dancer Jessica Lynn Fox and as performed on arts showcases, American Universities, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music National Conference, and the First International Festival of Contemporary Music in Goiania, Brazil, EchoFluxx18, and MIUP in Melbourne, au. The group’s first record, Total Harmonic Distortion is available on the innova imprint.