Sep 1st 16
Karaoki Kanye
Fringe Festival Amsterdam
Main Hub: Het Fringe Theater - Ams - NL
 Sep 15th 16
Karaoki Kanye
WORM Rotterdam
WORM - Rotterdam - NL


Ssolo
. : for viola da gamba and computer






Ssolo (2002) was composed for Karin Preslmayr as part of a cycle of works written for various solo instruments and a real-time computer accompaniment. The approach to this specific medium holds the uniqueness of live performance and the beauty of transformation as its central theme. In these pieces a computer will typically await for the instruments signal to reply with transformations and refractions of the acoustic instrument. To do this, methods of analysis are used to register pitch and dynamics coming from the performers instrument. When an expected pitch or dynamic is reached the computer then responds by triggering through a sequence of musical events, filters or processes.

A secondary theme found underlining this piece involves the exploration of controlled improvisation as a way to involve the performers expressive potentials and stress the composer/performer relation. In the score for Ssolo improvised sections consist of descriptions to the performer leaving only musical triggers which the performer can then cross at will and which the computer the recognizes and then reacts.

Ssolo was composed and developed at the Institute for Sonology in The Hague.
past performances
Ugly Pug feat. Marije Nie Ugly Pug
May 20th 2016
Les Meandres de la Memoire The Roentgen Connection
Jan 10th 2010
Doctoral Recital - Elin Soderstrom Elin Soderstrom
May 19th 2009
The Roentgen Connection The Roentgen Connection
May 12th 2007
DNK Karin Preslmeyr
Feb 12th 2007
May 27th 2006
Gamba Concert Alex Hunter and Miguel Jacob Andrew
Apr 27th 2006
Computer Music Studio at Academy of Music Kazimierz Pyzik
May 24th 2005
Musica Electronica Nova Kazimierz Pyzik
May 20th 2005
Dirk Moelants Dirk Moelants
Mar 30th 2005
New Music for Oude Instruments Karin Preslmeyr
Mar 25th 2004
Second Phase Gamba Recital Karin Preslmeyr
Jun 25th 2003
Axes Concert Season Karin Preslmayr
May 1st 2003
New Music for Old Instruments Karin Preslmayr
Mar 15th 2003
New Music for Gamba Karin Preslmayr
May 13th 2002
New Music for Early Instruments Karin Preslmayr
Mar 7th 2002