Willful Devices is a collaboration between composer/computer musician Scott Miller and performer/improviser Pat O’Keefe. The duo’s name refers to the fact that both musicians are manipulating devices, be it a clarinet or a computer, in order to generate sonic material. Anyone who works with computers or musical instruments knows that despite your best efforts, these devices are never fully under your control, and seem to have a mind of their own. Scott and Pat accept this fact, and even celebrate it, because within this unpredictability lies the potential for unimagined sonic discoveries.
Each member of the audience will need to provide headphones in order to hear the music of HDPHN. Traditional wired headphones (with a stereo mini or full-size jack) can plug in to provided headphone amplifiers. Additionally, those with headphones connected to mobile devices will be able to listen via local wifi network. Willful Devices will live stream the music using VLC on a wifi network in the performance space. Directions will be provided at the concert for connecting. It is highly recommended that you download the VLC for Mobile app in advance of the concert. Visit VideoLAN to download the app for your device here: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/