C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Kirby, Jenn: Phonetics Project 



Basic information



  • Program notes: 

    The Phonetics Project is written for solo voice and electronics and was commissioned
    by PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music.
    The piece makes use of the voice as a sound source for live manipulations in a
    gestural electroacoustic performance. The voice serves as both an instrument and a
    controller. The piece also re-purposes obsolete hardware originally designed for
    gaming and combines it with contemporary live electronic performance.
    The controller offers 3D spatial positioning tracking. The software instrument is
    designed to provide the performer with real-time sound sculpting control. This
    allows for an embodied approach to performance and a very intimate performerinstrument relationship. The technical aim of the performance is to convey a
    symbiotic relationship between audible and visual gesture in the performance. The
    sonic aim is to explore all elements of the human voice and use the electronics as a
    means to pinpoint, magnify and extrapolate certain elements.

  • Technical specs: 

    Technical Specifications
    Equipment Provided by Performer:
    • Macbook Pro
    • Audio interface
    • Gametrak controller
    • Novation Launchpad
    • Wireless Headset Microphone (821.725 MHz - 831.450 MHz)
    Equipment Provided by Venue:
    • PA
    • Stage Monitor
    • 2x DIs to PA
    • 2x ¼ inch jack cables
    • Small table (1m2)
    • Strong music stand (to hold Launchpad)
    • Power supply - extension lead with 4 sockets
    Setup/Sound check:
    30-40 mins is required for setup and sound check




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