Customized Music. SOMERSAULT GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO, NOV. 13, 82.
"Dimensional Tide, Vertical Neighborhood" (1982)
DTVN employs a sound generator that includes 3 microcomputers, 2 D/A convertors, and additional circuitry. The program for the system is designed to create generally long-enveloped events where various aspects of the sound (wave shape, modulation rates, pitch, etc.) change at the main envelope transition points.
Prior to a performance, tape material is built up by recording the system a number of times. As each track is recorded, the program actively listens to the pitch of the previous track and may choose to generate the same or a related pitch. All the tape tracks are linked in this way. In performance, the live system likewise can tune up to one of the tape channels.
BEN AZARM & K. ATCHLEY.
Security instruments: (1982)
"Equity" (Harp): Electronic strings, Korg, processed harp.
"2nd deed of Trust: Electronic strings, Korg, Processed stopwatch, Casio.
"Reconveyance, not in full": Electronic strings.
"Foreclosure": Electronic strings, korg, Processed bow.
"Sine Language" (1982). Serge Music System and Moog Source, Programmed and performed by the composer.
Special Guest: Blaze Smith.
special thanks to Jay Cloidt, Stephanie McCann, Don de Boisbanc, Marie-Paule Deslandes.