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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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Performance by Eugene Ughetti, Peter Neville, Matthias Schack-Arnott, Nozomi Omote from the CD Symétrie intégrante

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Symétrie intégrante / Andrián Pertout.

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2000

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.

24 Nov 07: The Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne. Featuring Eugene Ughetti, Nozomi Omote, Matthias Schack-Arnott, Peter Neville.

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

13 Jul 05: Manchester Lane, Melbourne. Featuring Speak Percussion, Ashley Hribar.

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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