The Lowest drawer : electroacoustic
by Cat Hope (2013)
Performance by Decibel from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 42.
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The three instruments in this piece trigger sine tones that duplicate the pitch each instrument plays at particular moments in the piece. These tones, from 13 different pick up points, gradually build to a 13-note chord, which will be different each time the piece is played. The tones draw only pitch - all texture is stripped away and the sine tone continue the trajectory until the end of the peice. The score is proportional, but the player chooses which pitch to play in each iteration, meaning a different cluster will be formed each time. As with many of Cat's works, the piece descends lower in pitch as it unfolds, ending in the lowest range (drawer) of each instrument.
Instrumentation: Cello, bass flute, bass clarinet and electronics.
Duration: 7 min.
Written for: Decibel
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc assocaited with this work:
Experimental New Music, Graphic Notation, Animated Notation, electroacoustic. Influences: Alvin Lucier, Elaine Radigue, Giacinto Scelsi.
- In the form/style of: Experimental music
Performances of this work
8 Dec 13: DIG Gallery, Kosice, Slovakia. Featuring Decibel.
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