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Audio extract (30 secs) from CD Morphosis (pf - Zubin Kanga, elec - Patrick Nunn)

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Performances:

17-06-14 (WP) DJRH, Royal Academy of Music (pf - Zubin Kanga, elec - Patrick Nunn)

8-06-15 Salle Igor Stravinsky, IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (pf - Zubin Kanga, elec - Patrick Nunn)

Programme notes

Scores: Morphosis

For solo piano with 3D sensors and live electronics [2014]

Duration: c.9 mins.

Commissioned by Zubin Kanga, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Notes:

Morphosis explores the creative possibilities that arise in a performance with the addition of live electronics and control sensors whereby the expressive nature of the pianistís hand is captured through the use of triple-axis sensors measuring acceleration, deceleration and inclination on each hand.

In Morphosis, the musical landscape is in a continuous state of flux. Several transfomations of a single musical idea are presented and subsequently subjected to and contained by an array of electronic processes that are equally fluid and evolutionary. These transformational spaces, triggered and shaped by the performer, oscillate between clearly focused and more ambiguous causal relationships between hand movements and the resulting electronic process.

Morphosis was commissioned by Zubin Kanga, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The premiere was given by Zubin Kanga (piano) and Patrick Nunn (electronics) at the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, on the 17th June 2014.

© Patrick Nunn 2015


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