05 IX represents a year of telematic musiking between UK-based new music stalwarts rarescale and US-based composer/electronic musician Scott L. Miller. Miller and rarescale—featuring flutist Carla Rees and clarinetist Sarah Watts—have a history of collaboration dating back to 2009. This collaboration, fruitful as it has been, was limited by geography, particularly as Miller’s approach frequently involves hands-on experimentation with real-time interactive electronics and a performance space shared between the performers, microphones, and speakers. While the lockdown of the COVID era eliminated any such possibilities, it opened a door to a new opportunity: telematic music.
Tune into the virtual album release event on June 20th. At the release, Scott and rarescale will talk about long-distance music-making, share tracks and graphic scores, and answer your own questions about the process.