Hey Mah!er seeks to explore the use of the euphonium in conjunction with electronic effects and digital manipulation. By using different audio software, programs, and effects the range of sounds produced by the euphonium is expanded exponentially. Hey Mah!er primarily incorporated the use of a keyboard, played simultaneously with the euphonium, to create a harmonization effect in real-time.
The music for this was inspired by classical composer Gustav Mahler and indie band Bon Iver. Using the melodies of Mahler’s song cycles and reinventing them in the modern style of Bon Iver, the euphonium is able to bridge the gap between its traditional role, and its new voice in electronic music.
This project was made possible with support of microgrant#2022-009 from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.