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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

Ueda, Rita: as the snowflakes return to the sky (2010) 

 

 

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    In as the snowflakes return to the sky, I tried to capture the uniqueness and beauty of each snowflake as they fall, melt, and evaporate.

    The glissandi in the middle of the piece may cause a disorienting auditory illusion (Risset-Shepard continuous rising scale combined with the tritone effect). Right-handed people may perceive the glissandi as continuously rising while left-handed people may perceive them as continuously falling. Research also suggests that German-speaking people may hear this effect differently from English-speaking people because of the difference in the overtones of the two languages.

    Please let me know if the effect worked on you. I would particularly love to hear from you if you are ambidextrous.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
14
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
8
Viola
3
Cello
2
Double Bass
1
4-string