Spectral Domains deals with the kinds of ambiguities between timbre and harmony that can be made possible through interaction between electroacoustically transformed sonorities and instrumental ones. Piano, violin and percussion instruments act as agents of gestural energy and as relatively fixed timbral identities, while the digitally realised and spatialised electroacoustic sounds provide many forms of spectral extension and enhancement. The work is in three sections, or ‘domains’, each extending from a moment of gestural/spectral initiation.
Composed for the German ensemble TRIONYS (Rainer Buerck - piano, Martin Buerck - percussion and Günter Marx - violin). Percussion requirements: 2 timpani (26”, 32”), cymbals (14”, 20” to be placed on timpani); vibraphone (no motor); glockenspiel; hi-hat (14”); tam-tams (small, medium, large). All suitably amplified, a bow is required for the cymbals and vibraphone, a superball (friction) mallet is required for the timpani, hi-hat, tam-tams and pianos strings (it may be necessary to experiment with different types for each surface). Stage setup, amplification and other requirements are given in the attached pdf.
Citation : Young, J. (2017) Spectral Domains, for violin, piano, percussion and 8 channel electroacoustic sounds, dur 14'00"
Research Group : Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre
Research Institute : Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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