Sonic junk Yard : for Tape
by Andrián Pertout (1999)
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Library shelf no. CD 1798 [Available for loan]
Sonic Junk Yard, a vintage electro-acoustic project features an array of sound sources that include a palo de agua 'large Mexican rainmaker', ridged metal plate struck with a marimba mallet, radio news report (an unknown international correspondent with pitch shift applied to the right channel only, generating the characteristic Steve Reich phase shifting technique), toc-toc 'sheep's hoof rattle' (yes, a rattle made from the hoofs of sheep), a real quijada 'donkey's jaw,' (yes, the jaw of a donkey), 13-tube zampoña, udu clay pots, voice acrobatics, single-reed brass flute, berimbau one-string bow & caxixi rattle, Fender Rhodes Mark II seventy-three electric piano performed simultaneously through a Dunlop Cry Baby bass wah-wah, a Boss Turbo Overdrive OD-2 pedal and a TC Electronic Stereo Chorus + Pitch Modulator & Flanger pedal, vocal hits, key windchime, afoxe rattle, slit-drum, frame drum, and Jews harp key of F.
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: N/A - Not for live performance
First performance: 26 Apr 07. ‘Time/Space/Phantasm: Experience the Music’, Los Angeles Sonic Odyssey Electronic and Computer Music Concert Series 2007, St. Neighborhood Unaitarian Church, Pasadena, CA, USA
Performances of this work
28 Apr 2008: at New Electronic Music from Australia and New Zealand (Bennington College (USA)).
28 Apr 08: Bennington College’s ‘Listening Room: New Electronic Music from Australia and New Zealand', Bennington College, Vermont, USA
18 Oct 07: Concierto Homenaje a Juan Amenabar, VII Festival Internacional de Música Electroacústica de Santiago – Ai-maako 2007, Centro Cultural de España, Santiago, Chile
26 Apr 07: ‘Time/Space/Phantasm: Experience the Music’, Los Angeles Sonic Odyssey Electronic and Computer Music Concert Series 2007, St. Neighborhood Unaitarian Church, Pasadena, CA, USA
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