Quiet Silence - Steve Everett-composer; Sam Solomon-marimba; live performance at Princeton University, 2001
- five-octave marimba and interactive electronics with four channel diffusion
While walking the narrow Roman paths above the Italian Mediterranean that
connect the medieval towns of the Cinque terra, I was struck by and awareness of
extremely slow pulses of time and light and sound, each exerting pressure on the other.
Drawing from this experience, this work was composed using slowly shifting cyclical
patterns found in Javanese gamelan, numerical relationships from an “Infinity Series,”
and spectral transformations and spatial movements generated in real-time. Four
microphones are placed under the marimba allowing for discreet registers of sound to be
diffused in the performing space. Live analysis-resynthesis provides spectral shifts
within the four registers and across multiple vectors in the performance space. Score following
uses MaxMSP objects developed at IRCAM and spectral analysis/resynthesis
is performed using the Kyma sound design language.
For further information: steveeverett.info