Event Horizon
for violin, violoncello, piano and audio signal processing

Laurie Radford
Composition Date: 2014
Duration: 00:12:00
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Chamber Ensemble (2-9 Performers), , Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Computer
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
pulling the light -- escape velocity -- redshifted -- proper time -- singularity
An “event horizon” is a boundary in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer… a “point of no return”… the point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great as to make escape impossible… a phenomenon usually associated with black holes. The concept of energy at the horizon or the edge of our immediate grasp of time has been a motivating interest in a number of my compositional projects in recent years. It continues to provide impetus to explore movement, speed, transformation and process in many aspects of my music. In Event Horizon, various components of the phenomenon provide conceptual points of departure for each of the sections of the piece. The audio signal processing of the violin, violoncello and piano extends the exploration of both sound and time to the spatial and spectral attributes of the listening experience. Event Horizon was written for the Land’s End Ensemble of Calgary.

Premiere Information:
5 August 2014, New Music Now IV, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, École secondaire publique De La Salle, Ottawa, Ontario.
Land's End Ensemble: John Lowry, violin; Beth Sandvoss, violoncello; Suzanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9205 R128eve
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Chamber Ensemble (2-9 Performers), , Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 8, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (60 p.);
    60 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 20
    2 parts ([20] p.);
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by: Land's End Ensemble
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