AuraMotion

for wind controller and interactive electronic sounds, 1994, duration: 8 minutes.

            AuraMotion  is an interactive work for midi wind controller and electronic timbres.  Although most parameters of the piece are precisely controlled and notated, there is no metric pulse.  Instead there is considerable freedom for the performer to “time” events according to expressive and emotional involvement of the performance.  The work is in three sections, the middle section being an "aria".

              My electronic works have generally been composed in the traditional "instrument and tape" format which, given the timing inflexibility of the tape, compromises the player.  AuraMotion  is one of a series of pieces in which I have begun to compose for "instrument and computer music accompaniment."  The computer will listen to the notes the performer plays or how loud the note was played and then respond according to my instructions.   This creates a situation in which the performer has control over the events of the piece by his/her musical gestures (not by pressing foot pedals or other kinds of hardware controls). 

 


Matt Levy, wind controller


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