through the sharp hawthorn only connect in principio miscellaneous concertino three pieces for two pianos four archetypes petrochemicals copenhagen ambience hello histrionica
telephony many worlds 127 haiku 128 haiku triggered touching sound 127 messages calder's violin fluxus fluxus tree player piano three streams
devices: gaggle gagglina wired threads glyphs metapiano digiphone
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Composed by Richard Hoadley, performed by Mifune Tsuji, Saturday 22nd October 2011, Cambridge UK.
Performance by Marcus Barcham-Stevens at the 2012 SuperCollider Symposium in London:
Video of a rehearsal of the piece allowing video of the computer screen:
'Calder's Violin' is a composition for violin and automatic piano. The music is algorithmically generated, including the violin part which is notated live as the piece progresses. The general textures and references of the music are intended to be predictable, but detail is new each time: an attempt to emulate in the medium of electronically generated music the 'mystifyingly exquisite variation' of performance on traditional, acoustic instruments. Some of the material for Calder's Violin has been previously developed for the on-going dance and music project 'Triggered'.
The piece is primarily composed in the music programming environment, SuperCollider.
Papers involving Calder's Violin
(2012) Notating Algorithms Symposium for Performance of Electronic and Experimental Music (SPEEC) University of Oxford, January 6-7 (2011) Real-time generation of music notation using algorithms and physical movement DMRN+6: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2011 Queen Mary University of London, Tuesday 20th December
Other video and audio examples
Video of a concert performance of the piece: