5 Voices for 5 Speakers
The score for my NIME performance this coming Thursday night is as follows:
5 Voices for 5 Speakers -- click for audio sketch
(Approx.10-15 min long)
Speakers are introduced one at a time. Singers are brought in one at a time, sustaining a single note, breathing at random intervals.
All voices (speakers and singers) turn off and on 4x simultaneously.
3. Half Step
With speakers holding notes, Singers are led as a group up and down by a half step based on their independent note 4x. Then led 3x on a long sustain of their note. After the 3rd long sustain, singers repeat the pattern from the intro of sustaining a single note, breathing at random intervals.
Speakers voices are sampled one at a time, then singers are sampled one at a time.
Singers and speakers stop, leaving the sampled sequencing of their voices to be mixed, manipulated, and amplified.
One speaker is performed as a solo. One singer (myself) performs a solo voice.
With all samples running, the 5 speakers and 5 singers are led back into the performance one at a time. Singers repeat the pattern of sustaining a single note, breathing at random intervals.
8. Reprise Half Step
Singers are led as a group back through the Half Step, ending after the 3rd long sustain.
All fade out except one sample, one speaker, and one voice (mine).