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Sesenta cuatro campanas : for harmonically tuned sampled Schoenhut toy piano and twelve-speaker sound diffusion / Andrián Pertout
Also known as: Sixty-four bells
by Andrián Pertout (2007)
Sesenta cuatro campanas or Sixty-four Bells represents an attempt to explore the harmonic series as a structural framework for composition with a direct relationship to the rhythmic and harmonic implications of the numerical aspects of the series. All the necessary pitch material for the work has been produced via the detuning of one single Schoenhut model 6625, 25-key toy piano C4 (middle C) sample within the internal memory of an Akai S3000XL Midi Stereo Digital Sampler. The sample tuned firstly to standard A=440Hz twelve-tone equal temperament, to be then readjusted, enabling the capture of the frequency ratios of the first thirty-two partials of harmonic and subharmonic series. The fact that the scheme is centred at the thirty-second mark, and that unique identities are odd-numbered essentially produces a sixteen-bar structure with a demarcation of a seventeen-note 31-limit simultaneous sonority at the core.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (30p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: N/A - Not for live performance
Duration: 6 mins, 4 sec.
First performance 12 Jul 08. ACMC 2008 (Australasian Computer Music Conference), Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia.
Includes extensive analytical and performance notes.
Composer's no.: 397
Joint winner of the 2009 UnTwelve 1st Annual Composition Competition (Chicago, IL, USA).
This edition produced Jan 08.
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