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for 7-channel surround tape and flute

Kotoka Suzuki
Composer
Kotoka Suzuki
Composition Date: 2002
Duration: 00:10:44
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, Woodwind(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Tape
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Programme Note:
I imagine sounds that are visible, constantly transforming into different forms, sizes, and colors, as they travel through the air at different speeds. The timbre of the tape material is based on my personal characterization of the flute: metallic, sensitive, fragile, light, and warm, but at the same time cool. These sounds from the tape are sometimes as small and gentle as grains of sand, and other times, as unyielding as a mass of metal. The transformations of both tape and flute take place as they react to the sound of one another. The tape material react especially tot he air pressure of the flute, as if the air that emerges fro the instrument physically blows away and breaks the tape sounds into small particles. At the same time, the traveling force of the tape material in the air causes the flute to react back.
This work also focuses on the relationship between two elements of sound: noise and pitch, using the sound of the flute as the basis of the piece. The transformations of a single key-click into long sutained notes can be heard through out the piece.
This work was realized at Technical University of Berlin Electronic Studio and was commissioned by Sender Freies Berlin Radio.

Premiere Information:
January, 2002, Ultraschall Contemporary Music Festival, Berlin, Germany; Karen Lueth Bergquist.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9110 S968slp 2002
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, Woodwind(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 1, 2003
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (iv, 16 p.) ; 28 x 39 cm.
    20 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    This piece includes a tape part
  • Additional Information:
  • For flute and 7-channel surround tape.
    Includes notes on performance.
    Equipment: 7 speakers, 1 microphone (attached to flute), 1 audio monitor, 1 mixing console, 1 effector, 1 ADAT player.
    For Karen Bergquist Lüth.
    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.
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