time, forward for piano and live electronics (2012)
Written for pianist Kay (Yuan Yuan) He, time, forward explores my visions of time and the stretching of time through augmenting the sounds of a piano with live electronic processing. The performer often has the liberty to control the duration of the resonance of each sonority (resulting from the aleatoric notation), both reacting to and controlling the electronics. The title “time, forward” describes such interaction and the resulting momentum in the music. The fixed sample playbacks used are mostly pre-recorded sounds from inside the piano and live-recorded sounds. Live processing techniques such as feedback delay, chorusing, flanging, harmonizer and granular synthesis are used to enhance the harmonic spectrum as well as to stimulate conversations between the performer and the computer.
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