Fifty Fanfares

Waiting to perform in Victoria Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Premiere of Fifty Fanfares took place on 19th October 2012 in Victoria Square, Belfast as the opening event in the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival.

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Music Trail

Excerpts from the Old Woman of Beare will be used for the new The Dublin Literary New Music Trail 2011.  Details available here:

http://cmcireland.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/the-contemporary-music-centre-launches-the-dublin-literary-new-music-trail-2011/

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Time’s Arrow

Time’s Arrow completed and ready for its first outing.  Lots of new things here including my first live electronics patch designed for use only by the performer.  The biggest challenge was how to make it sound relatively rich and intricate yet have a patch that was simple to set-up and operate.

The piece also required a type of ‘matrix’ to manage the sound files.  This was in order to minimize possible timing errors or problems in performance.  An interesting approach and one to be explored in subsequent pieces.

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Time’s Arrow

snapshot

Pretty much sums up the piece….

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various compositional approaches

There’s a curious compositional process underway at the minute mixing computer generated algorithms and good old pen, paper and manuscript.

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progress..?

Started looking at OpenMusic today. I think it is about 10 years since I did anything significant with this software environment.  It is still a little too clunky for my liking.  Also been looking at MaxScore which is quirky but giving promising results so far.  ACToolBox has its attractions (last night), but I need code!

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state of play

the site is coming on very slowly.  Please bear with me!

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