Max Alper Video US 2013


Flatbush Lonesome (Melting Into Each Other)

This piece is a deconstruction of the electric guitar, a complete disregard of the instrument's traditional use. Both guitars are set to Ostrich tuning style, meaning each string is of the same pitch, in this case all E's or C's depending on the player. By having both players gradually tune each string to D, the listener can pick up on the tension between these thin steel strips, as they slowly begin melting into each other. This piece is the first in a series of ten video and sound works entitled 'Flatbush Lonesome'. 

Max Alper is a composer, performer, and producer living in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He currently studies with Morton Subotnik. When not composing, he performs in experimental pop group The Pluto Moons.