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Empire : for shoes, instruments and 2 MaxMSP sound processors

by Cat Hope (2010)



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Empire : for shoes, instruments and 2 MaxMSP sound processors / Cat Hope.

Library shelf no. 785/HOP 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Empire is a work influence by the act of 'shoeing', throwing shoes as an insult. Inspired by the events surround a shoeing of George Bush in Iraq, and another of John Howard on prime time TV in Australia, the graphic score uses the outlines of images of these events to make up the melodic detail. In addition, the piece begins with a shoe throwing, that becomes an integral part of the peice.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: For 2 instruments, three shoe throwers and Max MSP requires 2 pick ups linked to a sound card, linked to a computer running MaxMSP with operator, out to stereo speakers

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium — managing computing

Written for: Decibel

First performance: by Decibel — 1 Dec 10. Createworld Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane


Performances of this work

1 Dec 10: Createworld Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane. Featuring Decibel.

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