Trance In Bamboo
About this work:
Trance In Bamboo features an altered African balafon timbre with an Arabic tuning, riding over a sea of percussion ostinatos. The middle section interrupts the established rhythms with wild altered percussion voices. The return of the first section finds a flute playing the main melodic material.
- Michael Robinson, July 1999, Beverly Hills
© 1999 by Michael Robinson All rights reserved
Year composed: 1995
Ensemble type: Electronic Instruments and Sound Sources:Live Electronic Sound Sources
Instrumentation: ,1 Computer/Laptop soloist(s), ,1 Sampler (Keyboard/Other) soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: A computer and sound module are programmed to perform the fully notated composition in real time. Scarlet Dawn (Simendra Madhyam) is voiced with samples of the following acoustical timbres using an Arabic tuning: balafon, female voices, male voices, African, Balinese & Chinese percussion, flute and altered tabla.