Sensitive spot : amplified piano and recordings
by Kate Moore (2005)
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Sensitive Spot is
about tempo, in particular the slight
variations and gradations of one person's personal perception of
metric timing. Many takes of the same piece are recorded and
overlaid, pinpointing a musical phenomena that would normally be
associated with error - the inability of any human to have an
exact sense of metronomic timing. In this case it is used to
create something that aspires toward beauty resulting in an
intricate tapestry of interwoven rhythmic
Instrumentation: Amplified piano, recordings.
First performance: by Saskia Lankhoorn — Sep 07. Korzo Theater
This piece was originally commissioned by Ensemble Modelo62 in 2006 for who it was written as an instrumental piece for their line-up. This version was premiered at TAG in March 2006. It was subsequently arranged for solo pianist Saskia Lankhoorn in 2007.
Included in a collection of performance installation pieces by the composer called "Rain Project" the piece received a cultural prize by the city of The Hague in the Netherlands supported DeKomeet, Fonds 1818 and Gemeente Den Haag.
Resonate article: Featured video: Kate Moore's Sensitive Spot (Saskia Lankhoorn) by Australian Music Centre
This video was recorded @ Bimhuis Amsterdam for VPRO Vrije Geluiden. Vrije Geluiden is a music program made by the Dutch public broadcast organisation VPRO."
Performances of this work
2010: ISCM World New Music Days, Sydney. Featuring Zubin Kanga.
2009: MATA. Featuring Stephen Gosling.
Jun 08: USA. Featuring David Friend.
Sep 07: Korzo Theater. Featuring Saskia Lankhoorn.
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