for percussion and computer (1991)

UA Freiburg 6/1992Score

Recording 

Commentary 

This composition is based on the "instrumentations" of voice melodies investigating the percussive aspect of language. The material, played over loudspeakers, is in a sense midway between the samples used (spontaneous language containing everyday content, but with an expressivity that grows continuously stronger through the composition) and the sound of the percussion instruments.

Structurally, the composition consists of a ring of 69 blocks, each of which has an electronic form, and the form of a percussion sequence. The electronic forms, with their pre-fabricated sound sequences, transformed to a high-degree, are actually typical material for a source tape. Computers, however, are used in a specific way to perform electronic material in a quasi-instrumental manner, that is to say: flexible in time, space and transposition. 
Percussion instruments and two computers move along the ring mentioned above simultaneously in an open form at different positions.

Duration 

variable, for example 14 min 

Instrumentation 

percussion
4 channels PA
2 ATARI-computers or Macs, AKAI-S1000-sampler or compatible

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for percussion and computer (1991)

UA Freiburg 6/1992Score

Recording 

Commentary 

This composition is based on the "instrumentations" of voice melodies investigating the percussive aspect of language. The material, played over loudspeakers, is in a sense midway between the samples used (spontaneous language containing everyday content, but with an expressivity that grows continuously stronger through the composition) and the sound of the percussion instruments.

Structurally, the composition consists of a ring of 69 blocks, each of which has an electronic form, and the form of a percussion sequence. The electronic forms, with their pre-fabricated sound sequences, transformed to a high-degree, are actually typical material for a source tape. Computers, however, are used in a specific way to perform electronic material in a quasi-instrumental manner, that is to say: flexible in time, space and transposition. 
Percussion instruments and two computers move along the ring mentioned above simultaneously in an open form at different positions.

Duration 

variable, for example 14 min 

Instrumentation 

percussion
4 channels PA
2 ATARI-computers or Macs, AKAI-S1000-sampler or compatible

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