Creatures from the Black Bassoon

Acousmatic | Fall 2011 | 8:30




Program Note

Creatures from the Black Bassoon is, as the title suggests, a virtual menagerie of beasts and environments fashioned entirely from processed and unprocessed sounds of the bassoon. Key clicks, reed squeaks and squawks, multiphonics, notes played through various stages of assembly and disassembly, and other traditional and extended techniques are organized by similar properties into species. Some of our creatures appear to be cute, chirpy, fuzzy critters, while others are vicious predators. These beings are placed in a number of tableaus of length devised by the golden ratio, with certain sections designated as "windows" with substantial contrast to the surrounding sections.




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Performances

» February 4, 2012 - 8:00 pm - OCA Composer's Salon - Sonder Music Dance and Art, 225 E Gray St., Norman, OK 73069
» April 16, 2012 - 8:00 pm - Inner sOUndscapes Fall 2012 - Morris R. Pitman Recital Hall, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
» September 12, 2012 - 10:00 am - International Computer Music Conference - Kino Å iÅ¡ka, Ljubljana, Slovenia
» October 12, 2012 - 8:00 pm - SCI Student National Conference 2012 - Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University, Columbus, OH
» October 17, 2012 - 5:30 pm - EMUFest 2012 - Università Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
» April 7, 2013 - 8:00 pm - Kyle Vanderburg DMA Recital - Morris R. Pitman Recital Hall, University of Oklahoma
» April 12, 2013 - 2:00 pm - SCI Regional Conference 2013 - Clarke University, Dubuque, IA
» September 28, 2013 - 4:00 pm - Congreso Internacional de Ciencia y Tecnología Musical (CICTeM) 2013 - Creatures from the Black Bassoon - Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
» November 8, 2013 - 4:00 am - Symposium on Acoustic Ecology 2013 - Creatures from the Black Bassoon - Symposium on Acoustic Ecology, University of Kent, Kent, UK
» February 20, 2014 - 1:00 pm - National Student Electronic Music Event 2014 - Creatures from the Black Bassoon - N_SEME (National Student Electronic Music Event), Statesboro, GA
» March 7, 2014 - 1:30 pm - College Music Society South Central 2014 - Creatures from the Black Bassoon - University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
» October 24, 2014 - 8:00 pm - OU Student Composers Recital - Guest Composer - Morris R. Pitman Recital Hall, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
» October 30, 2014 - 10:00 am - 2014 College Music Society National Conference - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri
» March 21, 2015 - 3:00 pm - College Music Society Rocky Mountain Conference 2015 - CMS Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
» September 9, 2015 - 11:00 am - Sonic Arts Forum - Creatures from the Black Bassoon - Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, Wales, UK.
» November 26, 2016 - 6:00 am - Diffrazioni Festival - Florence, Italy
» October 13, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 2018 WSU Electroacoustic Mini-Fest - Kimbrough Concert Hall, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
» August 5, 2019 - 8:00 pm - Aspen Composers Conference Concert - The Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO
» February 28, 2020 - 8:00 pm - CMS Composers Concert I - Turner Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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