Chandra Lekha (Soma Creeper)
About this work:
Soma Creeper was inspired by Turkish classical music. I actually found a raga which contains the same tones (Chandra Lekha) after I finished the composition! Here I enjoyed contrasting and joining oud and shahnai sounds, punctuated by some earthy Japanese voices and a snake-like rattle.
- Michael Robinson, July 1999, Beverly Hills
© 1999 by Michael Robinson
Year composed: 1996
Ensemble type: Electronic Instruments and Sound Sources:Unknown
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. Soma Creeper (Chandra Lekha) is voiced with samples of the following acoustical timbres using Indian tunings: ud, shahnai, hichiriki, Japanese voices and Indian, Near Eastern, African & Balinese percussion.