for tenor trombone and computer
Composer: Ryne Siesky
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder in which people interpret reality at an abnormal level, resulting in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and severe cognitive disorders. skee-Zoh is a term my friend uses to describe herself as ‘an individual who meets some, but not all, of the criterion of a schizophrenic.’ skee-Zoh attempts to explore my friend’s reality as a mild schizophrenic, paralleling trombone-related gestures to the milder symptoms of the disorder.
The piece contains a variety of fixed media and live effects such as delay, reverb, and multiband granulation. These processes are controlled via a Max/MSP patch.
Performed by Will Horner
‘skee-Zoh’ Text by Hernando Monsalve