Leap of Faith Orchestra performs The Photon Epoch by PEK at LONGY SCHOOL OF MUSIC OF BARD COLLEGE
The vision of the overall Evil Clown project is to create an extremely broad universe of sound and to realize music which naturally transforms into widely different sonorities within a single performance. The full Leap of Faith Orchestra performing a PEK frame notation score is the most complete implementation of that vision. The large ensemble size (20 to 25) and the details provided in the score (simple graphic symbols and written English language descriptions) directing the improvisation allow us to create a story through a huge number of controlled textures over the 75 minute duration of the works. The Leap of Faith Orchestra has previously performed five of these scores composed by PEK. This new composition is entitled The Photon Epoch named for the cosmological era starting 10 seconds after the big bang and extending 300,000 years.