Assistant Professor Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri's performative sound installation-composition Contact was premiered March 17, 2018 at the Grekisk konstmusikfestival (Greek Art Music Festival). Contact is a trio, written for prepared amplified DC motors, silicone, black foam board, 22 glass head hatpin holders, and 74 nickel-plated steel pins. The piece explores the micro sounds within materials through physical interaction, to create sustained minimal but complex sounds and textures. It was commisioned by the Curious Chamber Players, and supported by the Swedish Arts Council.
'Contact' Premiered at Greek Art Music Festival