Musical Sculpture [after Duchamp] is for 8 to [infinity] electric guitars or for 1 electronic guitar and 8-channel electronics
Composer: Fredrick Gifford
Year of Composition: 2016
Instrumentation: electric guitar
Type of Electronics: Fixed
Number of Channels: 8
Duration: ca. 8'30
Video Component: None
To create a version of the sculpture, all 8 notated parts need to be recorded.
Each guitar has a unique scordatura and pedal setup.
Each part contains 52 measures that are to be played at the indicated tempo (including rests appearing within these parts).
For a version with a live performance component, additional layers may be performed simultaneously with the playback of the recorded parts.
In a live performance, the recorded layers should be played from unique locations as is possible.