(Articulations E) for Alto Saxophone with Live Electronics.
Having worked for several years with my own programs deigned as compostion aids, I wanted to deepen my research in the field of live electronics. This began with a 6 week residency in 2010 at the CNMAT in Berkeley California, which was made possible by a grant from the Goethe Institute. A further residency followed in 2011. During the residency I developed and built a controller for the saxophone which can be controlled during playing and made to program the new “instrument” with MaxMsp.
The player moves freely in the space. Attached to the instrument is a specially designed controller over which the player can control the live electronics. There are no pre-recorded sounds – all of the sound material is generated by the live saxophone and clarinet and projected through 8 loud speakers.
30 min. of a concert @ “freistunde” vienna on June 28th, 2012
Excerpt of a performance at the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg/Vienna on March 14th, 2012 – unfortunately only the beginning.
Excerpt from “Maschienenhaus” Berlin-Oberschöneweide July 10th 2014
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“Artikulationen E” (solo with live electronics) in Kuala Lumpur, MY