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Lauzurika, Guillermo: Deep Blue 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Deep Blue
  • Subtitle: 
    Clarinet in Bb and Electronics
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    9
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Bernaola Festival (Vitoria-Gasteiz)
  • First performance (performers): 
    Andrea Nagy, clarinet
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    In 1997 the supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov, the best chess player of all times. For many, it supposes a defeat for the humanity, for others supposes a step more in the evolution of the species. Ray Kurzweil is a scientist, inventor and reputed futurologist, who predicts that at the middle of this century Artificial Intelligence will be so superior to human intelligence, that it will be capable of perfecting itself. This will lead us to a singularity in which changes will happen so quickly and will be so profound that they will suppose a break in the evolution.

    With this starting point the work is divided into three sections: the first represents the competition, this time between the clarinet and electronics. The second part represents the singularity, with a rapid succession of contrasting events. In the third section the birth of the new humanity is represented.

    This work is dedicated to Ray Kurzweil who, among many other inventions, in 1987 created the first musical instrument capable of faithfully reproducing sounds of traditional acoustic instruments. The k250 is the first of many instruments that culminate in the k2600, with which the electronic part of this work is mostly composed.

  • Technical specs: 

    There are three versions for the electronic part:
    - wav audio file (44.1 khz & 16 bits, or 48khz & 24 bits) only with the electronic part for send to PA.
    - wav audio file (44.1 khz & 16 bits, or 48khz & 24 bits) with the electronic part and metronome click, for rehearsal purpose.
    - wav audio file (44.1 khz & 16 bits, or 48khz & 24 bits) only with metronome click for send to stage via headphones.

    All files should be imported in a sequencer and start at the same time.
    - Send electronic version to PA (and to headphones if necessary).
    - Send click only version to stage via headphones.
    - Microphone for clarinet: send to PA (and to headphones if necessary).
    - In the mixer, balance between the clarinet and electronics.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Clarinet
1
B-flat
PerformersElectronicsVisuals
AudioVisuals
1
2-channel electronics

 

 

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