Kenaxis Concert and Workshop

Feb 26 — 27, 2005

Concert, Performance, Workshop


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m. (Feb 26)

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Feb 27)


Stefan Smulovitz launched Kenaxis, his custom musical software with a concert and workshop at Western Front. 

Kenaxis allows the use of a laptop as an expressive instrument in both improvisational and compositional settings. It is able to playback and manipulate pre recorded samples or sample sounds in realtime and manipulate/loop them. Spins, spirals, or the exact placement of sounds were all possible in three- to eight-speaker surround sound. Performers Andrew Greenwald (drums), Chris Kelly (saxophone), and Paul Plimley (piano) joined the concert.

The following day, Smulovitz held a Kenaxis improvising workshop in the Grand Luxe Hall.

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