the process of breeding imaginary life forms
For oboe, clarinet, trombone, cymbal, timpani, electric guitar, piano and cello.
the process of breeding imaginary life forms is a complex interactive evolutionary piece. The performers are given notated material and are then instructed to ‘breed’ this material with the material of another performer by listening and engaging with the timbral characteristics of both ideas. The breeding process is guided through instructions related to listening to the spectral characteristics and envelope of the sounds, then combining multiple sounds into one.
The performers are also instructed to ‘mutate’ material. This can involve listening to another instrument and trying to interact with its timbre by adding sounds that aren’t already contained in its content.
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This piece was performed on the 6th of May in Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds by the School of Music’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, LSTwo.