the future of a curve I
for baritone saxophone in Eb, and 8-channel live electronics

Laurie Radford
Composition Date: 2016
Duration: 00:11:00
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, Woodwind(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Saxophone
  • 1 x Computer
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Programme Note:
“To predict the future of a curve is to carry out a certain operation on its past.” - Norbert Wiener

I stumbled upon this statement by cybernetics pioneer Norbert Wiener and, upon investigating the concept of a curve, found myself in an entire world of curves, with each one exhibiting distinctive characteristics and alluring possibilities. I chose a number of these curves which lent themselves to sonic imagery and concepts and applied them to the solo baritone saxophone writing of the piece, its melodic trajectories, exploration of extremes of register and dynamics, and the local and global structural design of the piece. The saxophone is processed by a series of evolving modules in MaxMSP and subsequently diffused and animated via an 8-channel sound in the performance space. the future of a curve was commissioned by saxophonist Holly DeCaigny for the North American Saxophone Alliance conference held in Lubbock, TX in 2016.

Premiere Information:
12 March 2016, Texas Technical University (North American Saxophone Alliance), Lubbock, Texas (USA)
Holly De Cainey; baritone saxophone

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9110 R128fu
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, Woodwind(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 20, 2016
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    25 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
    Parts page count: 14
    Parts
    14 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by Holly DeCaigny
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