Single Flower in Vase

in a snowstorm of moths

2018

(Solo violin & live electronic processing and responsive projections) 8'30

Programme note

Lullabies are private songs between mothers and babies, yet in every culture there are well-known, enduring lullabies that are shared generation after generation, some for hundreds of years. There is a darkness to many lullabies — with their mournful melodies and macabre lyrics — and a shared understanding between women, perhaps, that in this private space it is possible to speak of the unspeakable; "to sing the unsung".

 

For Finn, with love.

Electronic setup

You will need:

  • Mac laptop with Max MSP version 7.0.6 set up on stage for you to see

  • Max project files for In A Snowstorm of Moths

  • Audio interface

  • USB MIDI foot pedal with two buttons

  • Directional microphone, mic cable, and mic stand

  • Audio cable to send the processed signal from the USB audio interface to the mixing desk

  • Mixing desk

  • Four speakers (left, right, front and back) or two stereo speakers if four are unavailable

  • Screen and HDMI connection for the projections

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Gemma Peacocke - In A Snowstorm of Moths

Gemma Peacocke, Brooklyn, New York

maxandraschapman@gmail.com

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