About this work:
Charcoal Notes is music which came to me while riding one afternoon on the Long Island Railroad from Manhattan As soon as the musical phrased crystallized, I was at a loss without any pen or pencil. Looking down at the floor, I noticed a book of used matches and some paper. I made the fortunate discovery that I could write down the musical ideas using the charcoal of the burnt matches!
- Michael Robinson, Lahaina, December 2000
© 2000 by Michael Robinson All rights reserved
Year composed: 1987
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. Charcaol is voiced with acoustic guitar and shaker samples. This piece uses equal temperment tuning.