Pañc hazar chakra kai andar : for four percussionists and tape
by Andrián Pertout (2000)
Also known as: Within Five Thousand Cycles
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Pañc hazar chakra kai andar or Within Five Thousand Cycles is a piece for Yamaha Disklavier that attempts to explore the instrument within the context of John Cage inspired piano preparations (utilizing machine screws, flat mudguard and standard washers, plastic and brass olives, paper clips, cup head bolts, hex full nuts, white board and fold back clips), North Indian 'Hindustani' derived cyclic rhythmic patterns (juxtaposing two contrasting talas: Jhumra, 14/4 or 3 + 4 + 3 + 4 and Champak sawari, 11/4 or 4 + 4 + 1½ + 1½), analogue synthesis (including Arp 2600 LFO/Sine Wave filter sweeps, envelope filtering and Mu-tron Bi-Phasing), digital effects processing (ring modulation, distortion, 4-band eq, chorus, reverb, delay), studio generated harmonic resonance or 'sympathetic vibrations' and modern digital hard-disk recording technology.
Instrumentation: 4 percussionists, tape.
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Dedication note: Hommage à John Cage (1912-1992)
Written for: Speak Percussion
First performance: by Speak Percussion — 24 Nov 07. Big West Festival, The Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne,
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Yamaha Disklavier, North Indian ‘Hindustani’ talas: Jhumra and Champak sawari ; John Cage inspired piano preparations, analogue synthesis harmonic resonance or ‘sympathetic vibrations’
Performances of this work
21 Dec 16: MAtera INtermedia Festival, Casa Cava Auditorium, Matera, Italy
22 May 15: Ars Electronica Forum Wallis, Kunstausstellung Schloss Leuk, Leuk, Switzerland
21 Feb 08: GVSU Art Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, USA
20 Feb 2008: at Free Play 10 (GVSU Art Gallery (USA)).
24 Nov 07: Big West Festival, The Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne,. Featuring Speak Percussion.
26 Oct 07: John Cage Musicircus, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne
7 Oct 07: John Cage Musicircus, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago Composers Forum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
22 Oct 05: V Festival Internacional de Música Electroacústica de Santiago, Centro Cultural de España, Santiago, Chile
12 Mar 05: Los Angeles Sonic Odyssey Electronic and Computer Music Concert Series, St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Studio City, San Francisco, California, USA
6 Dec 04: Salle Maurice Fleuret, Conservatoire de Paris, 33e Festival d’Automne à Paris, France
13 Jul 04: Performer info from Contribute: Liquid Architecture 5, Festival of Sound Arts, Melbourne Planetarium (Scienceworks), Melbourne
13 Jul 04: Liquid Architecture 5, Festival of Sound Arts, Westspace Gallery, Storey Hall (RMIT), Melbourne
13 Jul 04: Liquid Architecture 5, Festival of Sound Arts, Experimedia (State Library), Melbourne, Australia
13 Jul 04: Liquid Architecture 5, Festival of Sound Arts, Kaleide Theatre, First Site Gallery, Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank, Melbourne
13 Jul 04: Liquid Architecture 5, Festival of Sound Arts, ACMI (Federation Square), Melbourne
6 Jun 04: The Lunel Academy of Music, 3èmes Rencontres Musiques Nouvelles, Lunel, France
23 Aug 03: The Warner Bentley Theater, Electric Rainbow Coalition Festival, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
16 May 03: Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
21 Sep 02: John Cage Musicircus, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
11 Jan 02: CEAIT Electronic Music Festival, CalArtsSchool of Music, California Institute for the Arts, California, USA
13 Oct 01: Live Wires – Silicon Meets Carbon (New Music for People and Computers), University of Sydney NSW
12 Jul 01: Waveform, School of Contemporary Arts, Australasian Computer Music Association Conference, University of Western Sydney
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