Atmosphere One (2008)
Instrumentation: solo amplified violin and quadraphonic digital playback
Duration: 9 min.
Premiere: 5/3/2008, Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory; Vieen Leung, violin
This piece uses three main elements - recorded piano sounds, recorded violin sounds, and amplified live violin. I recorded my violinist friend, David Liu, doing slow chromatic scales of various playing techniques - pizzicato, sul ponticello, molto vibrato, senza vibrato. I played and recorded the chords and various low register notes on the piano. These recorded sounds were then pieced together in a quad mix in ProTools with various effects, to mention a few - delays, reverbs, and a moogerfooger phaser plug-in. The goal of this piece was to combine my two areas of concentration while studying at Peabody - recording arts and sciences and music composition.
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