A. (Artificial) I. (Intelligence) R. (Rhythm) E. (Evolution) is a collaborative program between percussion soloist, Lisa Pegher and the composers of the ICEBERG New Music Collective.The program invites listeners to search for connections between music and technology as well as humans and machines through the performance of percussion with electronics and live processing.
Is a indie-jazz trio founded as an exploration of new artistic depth in creating original music. The concept for this group developed as I began to see that we too often take what other people are doing and saying as truth instead of reaching inside ourselves to find our own truth and our own voices. We are constantly told that things are supposed to be a certain way, that we have to abide by certain rules and live by preconceived notions. Everything seems to get put into boxes, labeled, then set aside… This never made any sense to me…especially when it comes to music.
As the composer, Richard Danielpour was writing this work, he had in mind that we all have the power within ourselves to heal. Sometimes we use this to help others and sometimes it is brought into fruition as a way to overcome obstacles in our own lives. The segmented movements of the new percussion concerto are based on different guises and faces that the Wounded Healer might show up in ourselves and others.