Adwords™/Edward for ensemble with Google Glass

Recently commissioned for Google Glass--the first piece of its kind--as part of Google's "Glass Explorer" program,"Adwords/Edward" is dedicated to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Recently commissioned for Google Glass as part of Google’s “Glass Explorer” program–the first piece of its kind,”AdWords/Edward” is dedicated to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

In it, performers *wink* to advance through a series of short, looped phrases (see examples below, click to open) displayed in their glasses…a stylistic homage to Terry Riley’s In C, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary year.

Ed’s words

Ed’s words know

Edward knows them
Edward pwned (owned) them
Edward snowed them

Edward Snowden

Performers: Cynthia Johnston Turner (conductor/electronics), Tyler L. Ehrlich, Andre Hafner (prepared piano), myself (drums and voice). IMAGE (below): John Roark