Peter's People Suite. 1. Moving Along

Barton McLean

About this work:

"Peter's People" is a 3 movement suite derived from the video of the same name. The music was composed by Barton McLean, and the video by wife Priscilla McLean, on a commission by the Arts Center of the Capital Region through the Petersburgh Library and the Taconic Corporation.  The video depicts and profiles 7 artists living in the small mountain village of Petersburgh, NY and how they have strived and struggled and kept to their own vision through the years. 

All three movements used the Kyma System exclusively in the composition. Each composition was done using one pass of a Kyma Timeline with no additional MIDI input.  "Moving Along" draws on a number of samples, most prominently those of cellist Ronald Feldman. 

The complete video involving 8 Petersburgh artists and all the music can be found at:

My website (where you can find my email as well)

Phone: 518 658 3595

YouTube playlist (with 32 videos and counting)

Also check out my entry in Wikipedia

Although I, Barton McLean, hold the copyright, I nontheless hereby gladly authorize anyone to make copies and perform the work for noncommercial and/or educational purposes providing that my name is reasonably displayed as the composer.  I do not under any circumstances authorize selecting portions of the work to appear intact in another person's composition, or to appear under any other composer's name, without my written signed authorization.

Version: C & P 2012 Barton McLean
Year composed: 2012
Duration: 00:03:53
Ensemble type: Electronic Instruments and Sound Sources
Instrumentation notes: Using the Kyma system

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