for bass flute and live electronics
This is a piece that will eventually be part of a Multimedia Instrumental Opera, for 18 instruments and live electronics, video, dance and live art.
In that Instrumental Opera, the bass flute will represent the memories.
This piece contains a lot of choices that the player has to take, some semi improvised and some controlled improvisation.
I composed this piece on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, during a composition retreat of Rarescale.
Susan Geaney kindly premièred it, in Skye, something like 30 hours after I finished the composition. You can't have more fresh.
As we can see, a Nitendo Wii Remote is strapped on the foot joint of the bass flute and it is the tilt, the angle of the flute that is provoking the Max/MSP patch. For the opera something more discreet will be used.