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Ssolo
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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
Les Meandres de la Memoire The Roentgen ConnectionJan 10th 2010

Doctoral Recital - Elin Soderstrom Elin SoderstromMay 19th 2009

The Roentgen Connection The Roentgen ConnectionMay 12th 2007

DNK Karin PreslmeyrFeb 12th 2007

Techart 06 Exibition Alex Hunter and Jacob Miguel AndrewMay 27th 2006

Gamba Concert Alex Hunter and Miguel Jacob AndrewApr 27th 2006

Computer Music Studio at Academy of Music Kazimierz PyzikMay 24th 2005

Musica Electronica Nova Kazimierz PyzikMay 20th 2005

Dirk Moelants Dirk MoelantsMar 30th 2005

New Music for Oude Instruments Karin PreslmeyrMar 25th 2004

Second Phase Gamba Recital Karin PreslmeyrJun 25th 2003

Axes Concert Season Karin PreslmayrMay 1st 2003

New Music for Old Instruments Karin PreslmayrMar 15th 2003

New Music for Gamba Karin PreslmayrMay 13th 2002

New Music for Early Instruments Karin PreslmayrMar 7th 2002


 

 


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