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title: Resonant Waves
sub-title: for clarinet and computer

year of composition: 1998
realized at: Sonology Department, Kunitachi College of Music

duration: ca. 10 min.
____concert: June in Buffalo
____place: Drama Theatre, State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S.A.
____date: June 4, 1998
____musician: Ben Freimuth, clarinet
____live computer electronic system

program note:
“resonant waves for clarinet and computer” was composed for clarinet and a real-time signal processing computer at the Sonology Department of Kunitachi College of Music, and premiered at the “June in Buffalo” festival in USA in 1998. The first version of the computer part was written in “Max” for IRCAM Signal Processing Workstation which was developed by Miller Puckette, then transported also onto “Max/MSP” environment with a Macintosh G3 computer.
____With real-time signal processing technique such as spectrum analysis/resynthesis, cross synthesis, amplitude modulation, spatialization etc, the computer system expands timbre domain and spatial axis of clarinet sounds. On the other hand, the computer plays the other voice of music with real-time granular synthesis/sampling. Some of performance information of instrument (pitch, amplitude etc) is trucked by the computer through the piece, and its result is applied to some parameters of signal processing.
____The motive of the work is “long, strong and smooth breathing”.

selected for performance:
____festival: International Computer Music Conference
____place: Tsinghua University Auditorium, Beijjing, China
____date: October 22, 1999
____musician: Fritz Berthelsen