Hyōshiawazu (拍子不合)


Unhörbares hörbar machen – Part II - Hyōshiawazu (拍子不合)
for electronic music 
Instrumentation: electronic music
Premiere: Mars 16, 2013 – @ Saravah in Tokyo
Duration: 6′ 13″

Program note:
The whole underlying structure of this piece is drawn from various features found in Japanese Nō Theatre. There are three types of tempo in Nō (Hiranori, Chūnori and Ōnori) which is articulated by the tripartite structure of this piece, all having its own pace. These three parts are (approximately) divided in the proportions 4733 and 6647 which makes: A = 169 seconds, B = 119 seconds, C = 84,6 seconds.

On the more poetic side the piece is a sort of comment to an imagined Nō play drawing its form, intervals and rhythmic patterns from the Nō piece “Chū no mai” which, as it were, is acting like a sort of “cantus firmus” but only revealing itself the very last seconds.
Material used: Chū no mai (trad. Nō), recordings (wine glasses, scraping on string, knocking on wood), sound synthesis and recordings of works by H. Denerin (Alcheringa, Le theatre du temps, Rotations-Shadows).

Tools used in composition process: Max/MSP 6 (granulation, synthesis, stochastic sound mass, sound freeze and more, all programmed by H. Denerin), IannisX (fractal walk), Ircam’s SPAT (spatialization), Cubase (mixing).

Chart of formal outline with listing of sonic entities of the 21 layers in part 1:


WORK No.18


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