for bowed piano and electroacoustic sound
Composer: Christopher Hopkins
Arched Interiors II (2008) is a musical composition for piano and electro-acoustically transformed sound. The mode of performance for the piano involves bowing and scraping the strings to produce timbral modulations shaped directly by the physical gesture. These sound-gestures provide both the motivic foundation for the composition and the recorded source audio for development of the electroacoustic sound. The original version of Arched Interiors was written in 1991 for Margaret Leng Tan, and premiered by her in 1992 in the ORF Funkhaus Wien. This original version, as well as another, Double Arched Interiors for two pianos without electroacoustic sound, included additional passages focused on complex plucking techniques.
Quadraphonic sound file. Performer needs to follow clock display.