For Ships We Lost [028]
#chamber / Duration: 8.30 min / Year: 2015 / Instrumentation: Harpsichord, tape / Premiered by: Magdalena Jones | 2015, The Hague

The piece is written using a doubling technique which is also used heavily in pop music post-production. It adds two or more takes of the same vocal part on top of each other thereby creating a rich and nuanced vocal line. Using this approach, I firstly designed a virtual instrument which would mimic and resemble the sounds of harpsichord. Then, the parts for the harpsichord and the virtual instrument were written in such a way, that the voices would intertwine and combine into one contrapuntal line. In addition, the shadow – virtual harpsichord – is being constantly detuned, creating various sonic artefacts by its ever changing relationship with the harpsichord.

 

 


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For Ships We Lost [028]
#chamber
Duration: 8.30 min
Year: 2015
Instrumentation: Harpsichord, tape
Premiered by: Magdalena Jones | 2015, The Hague


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