Binary Suite

by Brian Shankar Adler

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“Binary Suite” is percussionist/composer Brian Shankar Adler's response to the prediction that humans and machines will soon merge and become one. Written in 2015 and inspired by chance processes, it is a meditation in four movements based on an existential pondering (see text below).

Am I a robot or an ape?
I am. / U R

Or a zombie?

The secrets lie in the code.

The above text was converted into binary code. The "1"s and "0"s were assigned to sounds and silences, becoming the compositional material that developed into "Binary Suite."

"Binary Suite" was recorded with a piano trio, augmented by computer-triggered tracks, with the aim of bringing the human/machine dialogue, or struggle to life.


released April 12, 2019

Santiago Leibson. piano
Rob Jost. bass
Brian Shankar Adler. drums, percussion, computer

*Special guest, Kamala Sankaram. voice

Composed by Brian Shankar Adler (Circavision, ASCAP)


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Brian Shankar Adler New York, New York

Brian Shankar Adler is a multidisciplinary drummer, percussionist and composer. His music invokes an inner world and forward thinking language where textless mantras, mind-bending polyrhythms and a globally influenced sonic palette create surreal sonic spaces.

“For those who can use the whole of their senses to experience music..." Jamie Rattner, Performer Magazine.
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