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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

Venturi, Daniele: Frayed strokes 

 

 

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  • Program notes: 

    Programme notes
    When a rope unravels it is said to be frayed.
    The concept of the frayed rope has musical inplications, and these are both techical and
    psychological.
    “Frayed" can imply conflict, tension, exhaustion, etc. "Stroke" can mean a stroke of lightning,
    a stroke of luck, or the stroke of a bow on a string.
    A pman can stroke a boat, or suffer a stroke.
    These various meanings lie at the heart of this composition, but they do not give rise merely to
    a study in onomatapeia.
    On the contrary, they provide a corpus of sounds that provides points of departure.
    As with a madrigal, every parameter of the words (rhythmic, semantic, or phonetic) is a source
    of inspiration.
    The compositional technique is similar to that found in prehistoric mosaics.
    Here fragments of various materials, when coloured with gold or other precious substance,
    take on a new character.
    In the same way live electronics enables the reworking of sound materials, achieved through
    delay, rotation, feedback and amplification.
    The overall effect is kalaeidoscopic and suggestive of Flemish polyfhony, with each of the four
    audio speakers functioning as an electronic choir.

  • Technical specs: 

    Technical equipments are specified at the beginning of the score

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
2
PerformersElectronicsVisuals
AudioVisuals
1
4-channel electronics
Musicians1st player2nd player
Cello
1

 

 

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