Awakening for trombone and live electronics (2010)
Awakening is written for and dedicated to trombonist Kevin Fairbairn. It uses Max/MSP as the main platform to trigger various sonic events, which include live-processings of the trombone sounds and pre-recorded trombone sounds that have been processed in a different program. This piece is a collage of sounds that explores the timbral variety of a trombone. It resembles morning horn/bell calls. The piece requires the performer to trigger different sonic events with a foot pedal. Improvisation plays a large role on the unfolding of the materials and the basic construction of the piece. The performer is often asked to respond to the electronics. Detailed instructions to run the Max/MSP patch have been included in the patch.
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