Amplified ensemble plus transducers
Composer: Brian Riordan
Year of Composition: 2018
Instrumentation: Bass clarinet, trombone, piano with transducers, violin, and cello
Type of Electronics: Live
Number of Channels: 2
Video Component: None
Commissioned by Stephen Drury and The Callithumpian Consort First prize winner of the 2018 Untwelve microtonal composition competition.
Performed by The Callithumpian Consort: Xenia Deviatkina-Loh – violin, Stephen Marotto – cello, Emmalie Tello – bass clarinet, Chris Moore – Trombone, Dorothy Chan – Piano and sound exciters, Jeffrey Means – conductor.
Recorded live at New England Conservatory, Boston, MA 06-22-2018.
This piece revolves around the use of transducers placed inside the piano allowing for microtonal resonance.