for violin and computer

David Eagle
David Eagle
Composition Date: 2005
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Bowed String(s)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Computer
  • 1 x Violin
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Programme Note:
Soundplay is a series of works conceived as both musical / soundscape compositions and as sound games. The material consists of overlapping soundfiles, melodic and spoken fragments, solo and ensemble movements, and extensive live processing and sound spatialization. This material can be combined in different ways, similar to the way in which games have defined players and rules but the exact outcome and more importantly how the game develops is not known. Currently there are four pieces in the series. The first, Soundplay1 for computer (2004), is an interactive soundscape work that surrounds the listeners with sounds in motion or 'kinetic music'.

Soundplay2 for violin and computer (2005) further integrates aspects of aleatory and play within a musical structure. Through live processing on the computer, the violinist creates and transforms the surrounding electroacoustic soundscape. The violin line is processed in various ways (delays, filters, transposition, harmonization, rhythmic processes, recording and loops) and its gestures trigger the different soundfiles, with each performance having a unique outcome. The composer is at the computer and participates in the performance by shaping the response of the program to the live input.

Premiere Information:
19/06/2005 Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre, Calgary Calgary Recorded by CBC Radio 2 Winnipeg New Music Festival, February 8, 2008. Gwen Hoebig, violin; David Eagle computer First broadcast on CBC Radio 2 'The Signal' on Feb 18, 2008.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 9103 E11so2
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 24, 2009
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ((15) p.); 28 cm.
    15 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Interactive work for violin and computer
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