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6 Degrees of tension (acoustic music with live computer effects)

by Jon Drummond (2006)

Audio Sample

Performance by Jon Drummond, John Encarnacao from the CD Unfenced


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Unfenced / ACMA.

Library shelf no. CD 1945 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

In this work live computer processing of acoustic guitar is structured to create a combined sonic outcome. Conceived less as duet between guitar and computer but more as creating a new sonic architecture as the result of the natural acoustics of the guitar, computer processing of the sound and the sonic properties of the performance space. The work combines elements of both structured improvisation and pre-composed performance gestures. A pallet of sound processing techniques is incorporated including spectral analysis, granular processing, distortion and feed-back the computer. As a structural element small scale temporal events such as spectral contours, volume envelopes are analyses and magnified in time to become lage scale structural elements.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Guitar, computer for live processing with Max/MSP.

Duration: 12 min.

First performance: by Jon Drummond, John Encarnacao — 30 Apr 06. 2006 Aurora Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

Performances of this work

10 Jul 08: Australasian Computer Music Conference 2008, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

30 Apr 06: 2006 Aurora Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney. Featuring Jon Drummond, John Encarnacao.

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