composer / performer
Mark Lentczner is a composer and performer of electronic and computer music. His musical practice spans algorithmic composition, digital audio manipulation, creation of improvisatory frameworks, and live performance.
Since 2016 Mark has led the musical project electric.kitchen. The project performs both solo and with collaborators. It has released three albums to date. His prior musical work is primarily on Serge Modular synthesizer and computers, for both tape and live performance.
Mark also has an extensive software background and creates music tools for both his own work, and other musicians. Recent releases include software for Elektron instruments, SuperCollider, and Ableton Live.
For full list of papers, see: DBLP.
Mechanism — 2018, 1:28, work in progress
This sketch started as a short work based on a project for Abelton’s Loop conference. It is being expanded into fuller work, planned for performance in 2019.
Ritual of Recycling — 2018, 2:30
A work based on percussive samples of instruments built by the composer Nathan Moody. The work is mostly in 9/8 time, with a deliberately fractured beat.
Bagatelle — 2017, 2:01
Mixture of traditional instruments (piano, oboe, bass) and field recording.
The Meditations of Discarded Robots — 2018, 11:00
Ambient work based sampled sounds: clay bells and electrostatic fields. Most of the recordings were sculpted into primarily percussive sounds, but then composed into very long form rhythmic structures overlaid to create an ambient texture.
Plain Changes 230 — 2013, 9:05
Composed for Tesla coil and robotic electric bass guitar. The piece uses the processes of Changing Ringing of church bells, but played much faster, at unusual lengths and notes - and simultaneously on multiple voices. The work is an example computer assisted composition, and integration of both mathematical and musical processes.
Infinite Set 4: Marked Line — 2018, 14:27
Infinite Set 4 was performed live at Resonant Frequencies 10, Oakland on October 7th, 2018. It is the 4th in a continuous series of live sets that each start from where the last ended. The work is improvisation with sampled percussion, synthesizer, and custom digital processing in SuperCollider.
Metal Biped 001.3 — 2017, 6:33
Live performance collaboration with Josh Bailey. Josh is playing a MIDI controlled Tesla Coil, and I’m playing percussion, pitched tone, and speech samples. The performance was in an extraordinarily huge concrete warehouse (able to house three airplanes), with incredible natural reverb, used in the performance, and heard in the recording.