About this work:
Photosynthesis , in four movements, traverses a kaleidoscopic range of instrumental colors, both Eastern and Western, along with a mixture of high and low energy peaks.
- Michael Robinson, December 1999, Lahaina
© 1999 Michael Robinson All rights reserved
Year composed: 1994
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. Photosynthesis is voiced with samples of the following acoustical timbres using equal temperment tuning: bells, acoustic guitar, trumpet, violin, flute, vibraphone, clarinet, acoustic bass, shakuhachi, harp, organ, electric guitar, timpani and percussion. Synthesized strings and synthesizer timbres are also used.