Title: Nine Lines
Year Completed: 2018
Duration: Flexible. Suggested 10 to 12 minutes.
Instrumentation: 2 cellos and computer (Max/MSP)
Credits: Written for Norman Adams and Nicola Baroni
Premiere: Thu. Oct 4, 2018 4:30 pm, La Biennale Di Venezia
, Sale D'Armi Sestiere Castello Campiello Tana 2169/F, 30122, Venice, Italy
This work is exclusive to Norman Adams and Nicola Baroni until further notice.
Nine Lines is a work for two cellos and real time computer processing (Max/MSP). Nine Lines explores the counterpoint between the 8 strings of two cellos paired with live processing through Max/MSP. The title is in reference to the individual qualities of each of the four strings of the two cellos, plus the computer. Each string has a particular timbre, which is enhanced and augmented through computer processing, hence the ninth line. The work is intentionally elemental, with an exploration on each of the individual strings of the cello, starting on the lowest, and eventually reaching the highest. Nine Lines uses a stereo, or preferably quadraphonic output. The duration of this work is flexible. A suggested time-frame is 10 to 12 minutes.
The images below show: the Max interface, under the hood, one of the preliminary sketches, and the final score.