for solo French horn
composed by Michael Baldwin
performed by Samuel Stoll
collaboratively developed between Michael Baldwin and Samuel Stoll
performance instructions and score: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfukzjvZiUra1djOWlhd3d4dU0/view?usp=sharing
on Samuel and the collaborative process: http://weisslich.com/2016/01/04/better-know-a-weisslich-samuel-stoll/
audio and video recorded at The University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, England on the 21st of February 2016
audio and video recordings engineered, edited, and mixed by Michael Baldwin
BUZZED is a piece that emerged out of collaboration with hornist, Samuel Stoll. All of the material is derivative of a vocal improvisation focused on sounds produced by sucking air inward through my mouth’s barely-apart lips that I audio recorded whilst ideas of wetness, intimacy and endurance jostled in the back of my mind.
members’ alliterations pursed at the lips
when i rehearsed sounds still
quivering my limped flesh
I sent my recording to Samuel along with instructions to simultaneously listen to the recording and audio record his attempt at producing with a French horn the sounds he heard. Afterwards I was sent the resultant recording in return. Working from both recordings, Samuel and I met in person to find a way of making an audio-score that would be indexical of an array of physical actions and sounds to be reproduced in performance. The score only contains recordings of sounds produced by Samuel.
torn ears (all the better
(honey under warm milk)