From the Shofar : electroacoustic
by Ros Bandt (2011)
The interior spaces of an ancient ram's horn are expanded through
multiple electro-acoustic transformation, including granulation
using mammoth software, pitch shifting, equalisation and
multi-tracking. A sonic bed is provided for the cross cultural
tarhu, a bowed spike fiddle invented in Australia by luthier
Peter Biffin www.spikefiddle. The live performance overlay
contacts and enlivens the horn particles expressing the desperate
flight of the dispossessed Jewish culture over millennia.
Composed with Gabriel Negrin Shofar, TEI Electronic Studios Rethymnon, Crete.
Instrumentation: The shofar, Jewish rams horn, sacred instrument. used to call in the new moon ; Tarhu, bowed spiked fiddle, electroacoustic processing ; Performance version Shofar, Tarhu and electroacoustic mix.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: N/A - Not for live performance
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Electroacoustic exploration of the interior spaces of the sacred Jewish Shofar. A response is made on the tarhu and through electronic processing and multi tracking.
Selected for Australasian Computer Music Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand 2011
The composer notes:
Thanks to Katerina Tzedakis for the free use of the studio and hosting the premier concert of my new electro-acoustic works Sounding Spaces.
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