NO studies #1

Formation: saxophone ensemble (2sp, 3alt, 2ten, 2bar) + video
Creation: september 2013
premiere: 29th november 2013. Bourdeaux.
Duration: 6 min.

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The present piece belongs to a series of sound studies on the word NO. The departure point of this first piece of the series is a photograph taken in a demonstration in which one can see a hand holding a placard with the word NO.
The study involved a digital degradation of the image (pixelation and outlining) in order to recode its visual information as musical material: x-axis as time and y-axis as pitch. The score becomes, therefore, a sonorization of the photography, this made evident in the performing of the piece, in which a real time video gradually reconstructs the original image as the ensemble plays the corresponding musical material.

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