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The Reed Switch : electroacoustic

by Ian Blake (2015)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

The piano sound gets modified in various ways: a two chord pattern is looped; a listening laptop works some quiet transformation via a Pure Data patch; a small amp/speaker and contact mic combo drives a bass string to feedback. Sax and oboes appear to round off the piece.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Grand piano with loop pedal and contact mic/small amplifier+speaker combination resting on bass strings to create feedback by driving the string ; laptop running a Pure Data pitch to sinewave patch, 'listening' via the laptop's mic to the performance ; soprano saxophone and two distant improvising oboists ; crotales.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: at CCC Summer Camp concert (School of Music, ANU) on 30 Jan 2015

Performances of this work

30 Jan 2015: at CCC Summer Camp concert (School of Music, ANU).

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