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From the Shofar : electroacoustic

by Ros Bandt and Gabriel Negrin (2011)

Audio Sample

Performance by Ros Bandt, Gabriel Negrin from the CD Tarhu connections

Tarhu connections


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Tarhu connections / Ros Bandt.

Library shelf no. CD 2796 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

The interior spaces of an ancient ram's horn are expanded through multiple electro-acoustic transformation, including granulation using mammoth software, pitch shifting, equalisation and multi-tracking. A sonic bed is provided for the cross cultural tarhu, a bowed spike fiddle invented in Australia by luthier Peter Biffin www.spikefiddle. The live performance overlay contacts and enlivens the horn particles expressing the desperate flight of the dispossessed Jewish culture over millennia.

Composed with Gabriel Negrin Shofar, TEI Electronic Studios Rethymnon, Crete.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: The shofar, Jewish rams horn, sacred instrument. used to call in the new moon ; Tarhu, bowed spiked fiddle, electroacoustic processing ; Performance  version Shofar, Tarhu and electroacoustic mix.  

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: N/A - Not for live performance

First performance: by Ros Bandt, Gabriel Negrin — 29 Mar 11. Ros Bandt's electroacoustic concert Sounding Spaces, Rethymnon TEI studios, Crete

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Electroacoustic exploration of the interior spaces of the sacred Jewish Shofar. A response is made on the tarhu and through electronic processing and multi tracking.

Selected for Australasian Computer Music Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand 2011

The composer notes:
Thanks to Katerina Tzedakis for the free use of the studio and hosting the premier concert of my new electro-acoustic works Sounding Spaces.

Performances of this work

29 Mar 11: Ros Bandt's electroacoustic concert Sounding Spaces, Rethymnon TEI studios, Crete. Featuring Ros Bandt, Gabriel Negrin.

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