About this work:
The CD titled Hamoa was a major turning point in my life. All nine pieces on the CD were composed with a new multi-timbral sound module that includes a generous number of world music sounds. In addition, the results of my studies with Harihar Rao, Ravi Shankar's senior disciple, pervade the music on this recording.
Pink Jade is an explosive exploration of an Indian rhythmic cycle of five beats, with each voice beginning at different points in the cycle. Here the Japanese biwa fills most of the parts, along with some non-pitched percussion.
-Michael Robinson, December 1999, Lahaina
© 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. Pink Jade is voiced with samples of the following acoustical timbres using Arabic tunings: biwa, digeridoo and African & Latin American percussion.