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.
Red Painting was inspired by an Ad Reinhardt painting of the same name. An enharmonic Tibetan tuning is used by the piri, with a digeridoo drone, and Near Eastern 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. Red Painting is voiced with samples of the following acoustical timbres using Tibetan tunings: piri, digeridoo and Southeast Asian, Latin American & Indian percussion.