(Cello & fixed electronics) 7'
Commissioned by my dear friend Tal Aronson and premiered by Luis Mercado
I wrote Amygdala in late 2015 while I was living in the Haut-Marais in Paris. Amygdala is a kind of exploration of the way in which anxiety comes in waves, always lapping at the edges, and sometimes rising and overwhelming us.
You will need:
To play the fixed electronics
A laptop with Ableton Live or free QLab software (there is currently no tablet/iPad version of QLab)
A MIDI foot controller (an electronic piano expression/sustain pedal won't work) and cable to connect it to the laptop
Stereo speakers and mixing desk
Audio interface and cables from laptop to mixing desk
For amplification (required)
A directional microphone
A microphone stand
An XLR cable connecting the microphone to the mixing desk