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

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

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A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Van Haegenborgh, Heleen: Material Affordance 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Material Affordance
  • Subtitle: 
    For Choir and recorders
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2019
  • First performance (year): 
    2019
  • First performance (venue): 
    White Chapel Bell Foundry
  • First performance (performers): 
    Musarc
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Material Affordance for mixed choir focusses on microscopic listening, acting and concentration. But the use of the recorder by every choir-member and the moving of the group as a group (using Pina Bausch-dancers and marching bands as an inspiration) is what comes to mind after listening/watching. It’s a piece about the perception of the function of an object. About a hidden utility, about changing the natural way to use things: stairs are to walk on, a coffee to drink, a book to read, a foundry to cast bells, a voice to sing and a recorder to blow on. In Material Affordance the recorder produces sounds in alternative ways. The same with certain voice techniques used.

  • Technical specs: 

    a recorder for every choir member

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