Powerful instrumental music performed by Robert Rauschenberg, Kat Epple, and Bob Stohl on electronics, and a series of musical metal sculptures called Strategic Structures.
The sounds range from other-worldly, foreboding resonant tones, to angelic, celestial timbres. These spontaneous compositions were created and performed live, with no overdubs, late one night in 1989 at Rauschenberg's Beach House on Captiva Island, Florida. It was a magical night, an inspired collaboration, in an exhilarating setting.
The “Strategic Structures” were a collaborative artwork created by Bob Stohl, and Kat Epple, with renowned visual artists, Lawrence Voytek and Bob Rauschenberg. The structures are constructed utilising a variety of metals, including aluminum, bell grade brass, steel, and both elemental and Alpha/Beta weapons-grade titanium, using an 8000 degree arc welding torch with high frequency current at 440 volts and 310 amps.
Flutist, synthesist, EWI-ist, composer, and digital orchestrator, Kat Epple has released more than 35 music albums internationally, is an Emmy and Peabody Award winner, as well as a Grammy nominee.
Kat Epple is a founding member of the vintage electronic music ensemble Emerald Web, with her husband Bob Stohl
Keyboardist, Lyricon player, and flautist Bob Stohl was half of the duo Emerald Web.