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

Ligeti, Lukas: Labyrinth of Stars 



Basic information

  • Title: 
    Labyrinth of Stars
  • Subtitle: 
    The Far Southeast
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  • Program notes: 

    I perform on marimba lumina, a sophisticated MIDI controller designed by synthesizer pioneer
    Donald Buchla. In 2009, I composed Labyrinth of Clouds, a concerto for marimba lumina and
    orchestra, commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra. I then experimented with
    improvisations based on that work’s solo part; in 2014, that coalesced into a new piece. Labyrinth of
    Stars – The Far Southeast is a new, further development, featuring new sections and designed for a
    surround-sound system rather than stereo. Using a wide variety of samples plus synthesizers, it
    combines African xylophone techniques with live mixing, and white noise with complex microtonal

  • Technical specs: 

    I will bring: Marimba lumina and its mallets, laptop, audio/MIDI interface
    I require: A mixer (at least 9 mono channels), P.A. system, 1 MIDI cable (at least 1m long), 11 ¼”
    cables (=guitar cables, each least 50cm long), power strip (at least 3 outlets), a table (approx.. the size
    of a table for 2 people at a restaurant), a drum throne (height-adjustable by screwing).



Total number of musicians: 



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