Single Flower in Vase



(Cello & fixed electronics) 7'

Programme note

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.

Electronic setup

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 pedal 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

  • Speakers


Image by Humphrey Muleba
Gemma Peacocke - Amygdala

Gemma Peacocke, Brooklyn, New York

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