BowMu STUK MoBue (2019)
The performer is allowed to choose the instruments used in this piece. The sections of the piece define the instrumentation that can be used based on how the performer can interact with the instruments. The sections are: Bowed, Muted, Struck, Muted, Bowed. The performer is given a generative graphic score to view and interpret during performance. The sonic results of the performance are sent to a computer for analysis. The computer resynthesizes some of the data obtained during the analysis, in addition to some real-time transformation on the input provided by the performer. The computer processes the sounds created by the performer’s interpretation in a variety of ways. The performer is also encouraged to react to and modify their interpretation of the graphic score based on the sonic results, which will vary for every performance of the piece.
BowMu STUCK MoBue was composed for Patti Cudd. The premiere performance was given on February 1, 2019 at Northwestern University. The piece is available on the album still motion, released on Sideband Records.
The piece is divided into 5 sections and last approximately 8 minutes.
The excerpt below is a portion of the generative graphic score used during a performance of the piece. In this specific section the performer is bowing a set of crotales and the computer is generating sound based on the overtones, and their respective amplitudes, of the sampled crotales.