Instrumentation (general) Violin and Live Electronics
José Machado (violin)
Organization/Event Miso Music Portugal / Música Viva Festival 2008
Venue José Machado (violino)
This work is part of a series of pieces for solo instruments and live electronics based on the natural resonance of acoustic spaces. These spaces are characterised by unique acoustics, significantly different from typical acoustics of concert halls and other music-related spaces. The strong resonant patterns, the emphasis on particular frequencies and a specific timbral quality allows one to think of these spaces as musical instruments. In this piece, scordatura and all pitch material is derived from a spectral analysis of the resonance in Easter Hailes Gate tunnel in Edinburgh, Scotland.