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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Clift, Paul: Shadow Art II 

 

 

Basic information

 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Programme note:
    A walking path, clearly defined for a while, becomes overgrown and uneven. The person walking it wonders if he has lost his way. But after a time, it becomes demarcated from its surroundings, like it was
    before. Everything here is synthetic, but from that, memory’s candlelight flickers on a baroque invention, and a 19th-century mass. Something seen along the way also brings to mind a fragment of a text,
    which in turn brings to mind another text, and then another; all three seem to deal with creativity.
    Texts:
    Jack Spicer, “Any fool can get into an ocean...” (1949); used with permission from Wesleyan University Press
    Heinrich von Kleist, Über die allmähliche Verfertigung der Gedanken beim Reden [‘On the gradual development of thoughts in speech’] (1805-6)
    Petrarch, Que' ch'infinita providentia et arte [‘What infinite providence and art’] from Il Canzoniere (1327-68)

  • Technical specs: 

    For the realisation of this piece, the following materials are necessary:
    • three microphones:
    o one placed in front of LEFT speaker
    o one for vocalist
    o a capsule/headpiece microphone for the flautist
    • an audio interface with at least three inputs and two outputs
    • a video monitor for time-code display
    • the performance patch (available on request: paul@paulclift.net) & Max/MSP (or Max/MSP Runtime) V7.x
    • a stereo pair of loud-speakers, arranged as shown (N.B. it is important that the speakers be positioned in front of the performer in order to minimise the risk of audio feedback):

    See diagram in score, performance notes

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
16
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians
Soprano(s)
1
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2

 

 

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