Until It Blazes
About this work:
Until It Blazes is an amplified solo piece for piano, guitar or other plucked string instrument, harp, marimba, or vibes. The piece requires a stereo multi-tap digital delay for processing. You can also perform the piece using a MIDI keyboard or mallet controller. If you’re using a MIDI instrument, I can supply a Max patch that implements the delay as MIDI delay, if it’s easier to do that than to use an audio delay.
The piece’s duration is variable: I imagine it could work at any duration between six and twenty minutes. I have made a twelve minute version, but it is only one possible version of the piece: please don’t regard it as definitive.
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Version: keyboard version
Year composed: 2001
Ensemble type: Keyboard:Electric/Electronic Keyboard
Instrumentation: 1 Electric/Electronic Keyboard
Instrumentation notes: requires amplificiation and two-channel delay; also optional distortion