Music: Prent Rodgers
Dance: Elana B Cohen
"Spring8 is for bassoon, dry spring, and wet springs. It was realized using a Csound sample based instrument. The dry and wet springs are electro acoustic instruments made in the 1970's. The dry spring is made from sitka spruce with an assortment of objects glued to the surface, with a contact microphone to pick up the sounds. The wet springs are made with piano wire twisted into a variety of shapes, with magnetic pickups. Prent Rodgers studied music and composition at Bennington College and earned a Masters at University of California, San Diego in Composition, where he worked with Pauline Oliveros and Bert Turetzky. His early explorations into instrument building lead to a life-long fascination with microtonal music."