ISCM

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

Shin, Peter S.: Screaming Shapes 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Screaming Shapes
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    5
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    0
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Audiogenic epilepsy, extreme puppetry, fricatives on the verge of intelligibility, and a guessing game of identifying who is doing what. Based on a poem by Nick Volpert outlining his visceral response to the 2016 United States sociopolitical events, a live amplified quartet duels with an electronic quartet, flickering between harmonious commingling and bouts of grating friction.
    Untitled
    clinging to a smooth surface scratching ngernails backwards tippest top in the empty air
    looming untouchable up ahead
    a golden wheel made of wheels
    curling in horror, screaming shapes to ll the yawning gulf a pin I wear to ensure I’m always small
    unending over and over like a river for centuries
    not quite! not quite! not quite!
    — Nick Volpert, November 8, 2016

  • Technical specs: 

    See attachment

 

 

 

Content posted to the ISCM website reflects the viewpoint of individual submitters; its appearance herein does not imply official endorsement by the ISCM, its Executive Committee, or the Delegates to its General Assembly.