Addict (piano with live electronics)
by Michael Kieran Harvey (1994)
Addict continues Michael Kieran Harvey's collaborations with composer and sound engineer Michael Hewes, involving computer sound-processing of the piano. 'It has no intrinsic musical merit whatever, but is a representation of a state of psychological disorder brought on by top 40 repetitions. Bits of the whole recital turn up without warning or meaning. The piece is easily led and essentially unsalvageable. It tests left hand stamina to the limit... Lines from a poem by James Anderson: 'our collective head is an overloaded novocane attic haemorrhaging suns into ocean dew.'
Instrumentation: Piano with live electronics.
Duration: 8 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Michael Hewes
Commission note: Commissioned by Astra Chamber Music Society.
The composer cites the following influences on this work:
McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis
Performances of this work
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