Dana / Ben by SYLVIA SAFDIE
Title track from Reasoning
available on iTunes and CDBaby.
Featuring: Dana Reason, piano/composition; Mark Dresser, bass; Peter Valsamis, drums; Mike Gamble, guitar. Recorded Jack Straw Studios, Seattle.
Perceptual Interiorities (2012) is a collaboration including Kevin Patton, Dana Reason, and Shelley Jordon. In this work, Painter Shelley Jordon and Pianist/Composer Dana Reason are connected by a custom stop-motion program designed by Kevin Patton. This program uses data from Reason’s piano to control the way that the animation is composited in real-time. The stop-motion program also uses a real-time analysis of Reason’s improvisations/compositions to create a sonic environment during the performance.