“trichotomic ecology” presented by Nathaniel Bartlett at the Pharmacy

nathaniel bartlett

Sunday January 12, 2014

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Pharmacy

401 South Grand Avenue West (the corner of South Grand and Pasfield), Springfield, Illinois.

Nathaniel Bartlett will be projecting the three-dimensional, high-definition recording of his composition “trichotomic ecology,” for marimba, percussion, and viola; real-time three-dimensional, high-definition, computer-generated sound; and real-time computer notation processing.

trichotomic ecology (or TE for short) is a fully immersive sound experience in the sense that the listeners are immersed within the music both physically (via the physical-spatial positioning of the three instrumentalists and the three-dimensional computer-generated sound) and temporally (TE is a circa 43 minute sonic monolith).

In the title, the term “trichotomic” alludes to the three musical personalities that spring from the performers’ individual interpretations of their parts, further articulated by the static physical-spatial positioning of each instrumentalist in separate areas around the listener. However, these musical personalities are connected; they are constituent parts of a larger entity. In their interactions, the three parts resemble a network of living organisms, or ecosystem.


For more information about his Sound-Space Audio Lab recordings:


$5 donation requested.

All ages welcome!

No alcohol or illegal drugs.