March Wind

Michael Robinson

About this work:
Even though my musical instincts led me from traditional human performance to the new environs of computer-expressed music, my compositions are conceived as performance pieces. Thus, all of my music is played in real time, without any overdubbing. The emphasis is on the physical rather than the visual dimensions of tangibility. (You can hear and feel sound but you cannot see it.) If you are willing to consider that human performers are a tradition rather than a given for musical expression, you may discover that computers are perfect instruments for the musical distillation of intellectual, sensual and spiritual energies, capable of articulating the nuances of one’s soul. There is a greater emphasis on what rather than who. March Wind is pure, uninhibited energy delighting in labyrinthine complexities. - Michael Robinson, January 1994, Beverly Hills © 1994 by Michael Robinson All rights reserved
Year composed: 1985
Duration: 00:03:33
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. March Wind is voiced with samples of electronic guitar and percussion. There is also a synthesizer timbre used. Equal temperment tuning is employed.

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