Walkman Antiquarian : for grand piano, sampler and two percussion
by Thomas Meadowcroft (2013)
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Walkman Antiquarian juxtaposes two technologies, the grand piano and the 24 key plastic sampler. The samples were taken from (mix-) cassette tape recordings from the record collection of the composer's father. These recordings were sent through a series of gating devices and tape machines in the studio, prior to performance. The samples are then distributed to five speakers spread across the ensemble, informing individual players when and what to play live.
Instrumentation: Grand piano, sampler (with 5 channel output), percussion (2 players: bass drum, beads, bowl, branch, caxixi, glockenspiel, gujurati bells, 3 loudspeaker cones, midi drum pad, shakers, 2 snare drums, stereo PA, suspended cymbal, tambourine, triangle, turntable with objects).
Duration: 16 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Yarn/Wire (musical group).
First performance: by Yarn/Wire (musical group) — Dec 13. Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, New York
Performances of this work
Dec 13: Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, New York. Featuring Yarn/Wire (musical group).
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