Study no. 48 [catalog1]
Tura New Music & Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
In this work, a sense of active stasis is achieved through the arbitrary but explicit temporality of closely but irregularly concatenated sonic events, each player operating autonomously, any apparent coordination no more than a chance occurrence. In preparation, each player constructs a catalogue of 15 distinct, primarily unpitched sonic events, each event corresponding to a single node in each player’s respective notational aggregate. When the attack cursor reaches a node, the corresponding event is activated by the player. The duration of the piece is arbitrarily practical.
Study no. 48 [catalog1] was composed by Ryan Ross Smith and performed as part of Anime, Concert 3 of the Scale Variable 2015 series, at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts on 5 September 2015.
Cat Hope: Artistic Director, flute, bass, electronics
Lindsay Vickery: reeds, composition, score design, electronics
Stuart James: piano, percussion, composition, electronics, MaxMSP, spatialisation
Tristen Parr: violoncello
Aaron Wyatt: violin/viola, iOS programming
Louise Devenish: percussion
Sound Design: Johannes Mulder
Technical Assistants: Laura Halligan, Jean-Michel Maujean