Michael Robinson

About this work:
Tumult represents my first multi-movement composition for computer and sound module. It was prophetically inspired by an Indian tabla rhythm I happened to hear on the car radio. In the early stages of the piece, I learned that the son of one of my teachers, who had been a classmate of mine, committed suicide, and this tragedy determined the title, and also the content of the music to a large degree. - Michael Robinson, December 1999, Lahaina © 1999 Michael Robinson All rights reserved
Year composed: 1992
Duration: 00:16:28
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. Tumult is voiced with samples of the following acoustical timbres using equal temperment tuning: clarinet, clavichord, piano, sho, wind bells and percussion. Synthesized strings and a synthesizer timbre are also used.

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