Infolding
soprano saxophone, violin, piano, percussion, audio signal processing

Laurie Radford
Composition Date: 2008
Duration: 00:11:00
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Chamber Ensemble (2-9 Performers), Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Saxophone
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Computer
  • 1 x Violin
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Programme Note:
The law of gravity and the implication of a collapsing universe proposed by Newton and then Einstein were overturned in 1929 when the astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered that our universe is in constant expansion. Yet, certain phenomena such as that of a ‘black hole,’ where gravity is so great that everything within its event horizon (including light!) collapses inwards, indicate almost unimaginable contrary forces at work around us. We usually consider sound and time to ‘unfold’ and expand before us, an image of time and space diverging, receding, moving outward and onward, a teleological phenomenon that implies movement, expectation and resolution. It is intriguing to consider the opposite image or concept, that of ‘infolding’ where sound and energy move inwards, converge, move towards us instead of away, where pressure and intensity is created as events fold inwards wave upon wave, drawn by the force of our imagination, to that point in time where player and listener, sound and space converge, meet and become one.
Infolding combines four instrumentalists with live audio signal processing and an eight-channel diffusion system. The instrumental sounds are processed in real-time as well as being recorded, transformed, combined, fragmented and then re-integrated with the instrumental ensemble. The processed and recorded signals act like a ghostly reflection of the quartet and animate the performance space through various trajectories via the circular diffusion system.
Infolding was commissioned by New Works Calgary for the inaugural concert of The Rubbing Stone Ensemble at the 2009 Happening Festival of New Music and Media. Funding was generously provided by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Premiere Information:
26/01/2009 Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rosza Centre Calgary The Rubbing Stone Ensemble Happening Festival of New Music and Media

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9255 R128in
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Chamber Ensemble (2-9 Performers), Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 24, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (31 p.) + 3 parts ([26] p.) ; 28 cm.
    31 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 26
  • Additional Information:
  • soprano saxophone, violin, piano, percussion, audio signal processing, 8-channel diffusion
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