Katachi III for trombone, piano and live electronics (2011)
Katachi is a Japanese term that means form, shape or figure. In the ancient game of Go, the word Katachi is used to describe the formation of stones on a Go board (Go is originated from Ancient China, where it is known as Weiqi). The conception of stone formation in Go is transformed to apply to the circulation and combination of sounds and timbre in the music.
Katachi III is written for and dedicated to trombonist Kevin Fairbairn. The sounds used in this piece are those from the instruments and Go stones. Some of the live-electronic techniques include flanger, delay, ring modulation and transposer.
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