Lights Out Listening Group
Lots of people have been finding creative ways of passing Lockdown. One of my pieces was live streamed on last night. What a great varied programme it was, which is available here. Sidereal Time is piano piece quite near the end but give the whole programme listen,
The composition, for midi piano and electronics, was inspired by John Cage and Conlon Nancarrow’s innovative piano music. John Cage spent 10 years or so exploring prepared piano, while Conlon Nancarrow explored tempo ramps and complex rhythms, programming on long punch rolls for barrel organ. This piece contains several parts which were progammed using LISP based algorithmic software. These include a solo part (which can be played on midi piano); an electronics or “computer” part which is designed to play the recorded sound files of prepared piano samples; and additional programmed parts bounced to sound files including extreme tempo curves. The sound files are triggered when certain notes are played in the solo part.
If any piano players want to play it please contact me.
Lights Out Listening group hosts a bi-monthly listening event featuring sound art, experimental music, radio art, It usually meets in Glasgow, but just now its streaming until Lockdown lifts.