Modes of Transportation : for solo flute and electronics
by Victoria Pham (2017)
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Performance by Sarah Monk from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 131.
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Inspired by a series of field recordings collected from around the Newcastle Region by flautist Sarah Monk, I was motivated to create a work that played with the spatial, the acoustic, and the electronic. The brief was to compose a work for blindfolded audience and surround sound in response to Pauline Oliveros' meditations on sound and experience. Movement I: two-step, explores the sensation of walking through space, mirrored by the choreography of the flute's movement in the performance space and its repetitious rhythmic repetition of a handful of pitches and intervals that frame the work. In contrast, Movement II places greater emphasis on shaping a space between an atmospheric and transformative electroacoustic track of train recordings against the bass flute's natural amplification of deeper and aspirated sounds.
Instrumentation: Solo flute (C flute doubling on bass flute), backing track.
Duration: 11 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Working with electronics and movement as part of the performance, as well as extended techniques on flute
Contents note: Movement 1: two-step (approx. 4 min.) -- Movement II: steam and electricity (approx. 6 min., 30 sec.).
Dedication note: Dedicated to Sarah Monk
Commission note: Commissioned by Sarah Monk.. Commissioned for TINA and Crack Theatre X Festival 2017.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc. of this work:
Performance Art, Electroacoustic
- In the form/style of: Experimental music
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