OboeTronics is Glenda's ongoing electroacoustic solo project which promotes music for oboe or English horn with electronics by twenty-first century composers.
Below are selected recordings from live shows.
Molto Espressivo from Bargello
by Daria Semegen
The soloist, in this case Glenda on oboe, improvises freely with the electronic soundscape created by composer Daria Semegen.
Live performance recorded at Center for New Music in San Francisco on October 25, 2019.
Tied Up for Oboe and Electronic Soundtrack
by Mazdak Khamda
The structure, mood, and narrative of the musical composition is based on a poem by Rumi (below), following its three sections. The melody in the beginning is based on the Iranian folk song "Sari Galin". The second section forays into atonality, while the third section, inspired by Pink Floyd, requires the oboist to improvise with the electronic soundscape. This recording is of the premier performance at Napa Valley College in 2016.
Desires come, my wishes and longing.
I am tied up, knot on top of knot.
Then you that untie me come.
enough talk of being on the "path."
Let the way itself arrive.
The Garden of Love for oboe and boombox
by Jacob TV (Jacob Ter Veldhuis)
This is the work that started it all - the first electro-acoustic work for oboe that I felt compelled to play. I so enjoyed learning and performing this piece, I sought out as many works for oboe and tape/soundtracks as I could, thus spawning my OboeTronics endeavor.
This piece is based on a poem by William Blake, who also did the woodblock print of this poem in his "Songs of Innocence and Experience".
Recorded live December 2014, Wang Chapel, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.