Nolen Liu & JD Fuller are…

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# // Electronics duo Octothorpe is a project of Nolen Liu & JD Fuller in improvisation, live electronic performance, & collaboration. The duo formed Spring 2023 and first performed their piece eight fields at an E2 Ensemble midterm concert (pictured above). eight fields has the players play a game of tic-tac-toe by calling out improvisational prompts to decide who will go first in the back-and-forth calling of additional free improvisational prompts, based at times on Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies. Since then, Octothorpe has had several other performances and has decided to develop eight fields into a larger work, with a piece for each improvisational prompt from the original score. 

This webpage is updated regularly and features Octothorpe’s performances, repertoire, videos, and scores, with a photo gallery at the bottom of the page. Thank you for reading, more to come soon.

– Octothorpe (Nolen Liu & JD Fuller)

April 28th, 2023 – E2 Final Concert @ MEIT

          Nolen Liu, found objects  //  JD Fuller, Bespoke/Live Electronics

April 18th, 2023 – Composer’s Forum @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios (feat. Sabren)

         Nolen Liu, SP404MKII  //  Sabren, SP404A  //  JD Fuller, SP202 & Mixer

March 9th, 2023 – E2 Midterm Concert @ MEIT

         Nolen Liu, Modular Synth  //  JD Fuller,  Lap Steel & Live Electronics

Eight Fields // by Nolen Liu & JD Fuller

    Mvt. 1 – Tic-Tac-Toe

    Mvt. 4 – field test

    Mvt. # – Center

    Mvt. 7 – a quiet evening (feat. Sabren)    


Octothorpe – Tic-Tac-Toe / Eight Fields  |  E2 Midterm Concert @ MEIT

Octothorpe feat. Sabren – a quiet evening  |  Composer’s Forum @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

Octothorpe – field test  |  E2 Midterm Concert  [ MEIT Video  ]

Octothorpe – field test  |  E2 Midterm Concert  [ Phone Video  ]