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Traversing Eternity Maxwell Tfirn 2013


Transversing Eternity

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Transversing Eternity is a composition written for Violin, Cello, Piano and Computer. The notes and time are derived from star maps of each constellation. Each month has certain constellations that are visible making 12 miniatures that use the constellations found in each month. The computer part is done in real-time. The computer is taking the audio from the instruments and filtering our different parts of their spectrum while making other parts louder. Each movement filters out different parts of the spectrum. The amplitude of the instruments are also used to control where in space the sound is playing from. The cello controls “x” coordinates while piano controls “y” and violin “z”. Each dynamic is the composition is derived from the visible magnitude of the stars in the system.!

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Each movement should be between 1 and 2 minutes. Movements can be connected or separated. Individual movements can also be played.! The performers are to read from the score and follow the surrounding parts in order to figure out when to enter with sound. ! Any note with a line extending from it is to be sustained until the next note. Ex. 1! Dotted lines are used to show order of entrances during parts that might not be clear. Ex. 2! Vertical solid lines show enhances that are together. Ex. 3! All notes for the violin and cello that do not have lines extending from them are to be bowed with the full length of the bow and not sustained.! All double stops separated by a large interval; play bottom note first then top with minimal space between them.! Piano should use the pedal liberally.! After each movement, press spacebar on the computer to load the new settings.! Every instrument should have its own microphone. A three channel interface is needed to plug the microphones into the computer. ! - Piano Channel 1! - Violin Channel 2! - Cello Channel 3! - While the input is multichannel, the out put is stereo or octophonic depending on which Max/MSP patch is being used.!

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Traversing Eternity  

Transversing Eternity is a composition written for Violin, Cello, Piano and Computer. The notes and time are derived from star maps of each...

Traversing Eternity  

Transversing Eternity is a composition written for Violin, Cello, Piano and Computer. The notes and time are derived from star maps of each...

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