Wine Dark Sea
Benjamin Sabey, electronics / Nick Bacchetto, piano
Felix Olschofka, violin - Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet - Anatolia Ioannides, piano
around cedar beams
temple swallows flit and swoop
shiny bronze flashes
- Yogi Brahmasamhara
for the Arditti Quartet
for piano solo - recorded by Hilary Demske at the Blue Griffin Studios
for violin and interactive electronics - performed by Felix Olschofka
Phoenix, was created from a desire to put the performer in control of the electronics in such a way that the audience may perceive a causal and meaningful relationship between the energy and motion of the playing of the instrument and the electronic sounds that are produced and controlled by that playing.
The patch (in Max/MSP) is a “plug and play” interface with the performer. Anything that the patch can do can happen any time the performer chooses by playing in the particular ways that the patch responds to. Once the patch is turned on the player is free to interact with it even if he or she has no previous knowledge of the patch. There is no need for a second party to operate the electronics. The violin turns into a new instrument and the performer learns to play in a new way.