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

Verlaak, Maya: A Hard Day's Night 



Basic information

  • Title: 
    A Hard Day's Night
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
  • Year of composition: 
  • First performance (year): 
  • First performance (venue): 
    Eastside Projects, Digbeth Birmingham
  • First performance (performers): 
    James Oldham, Sam Taylor, Robert Nettleship, Maya Verlaak
  • Genre: 


  • Program notes: 

    A Contemporary Classical Music audience rarely shouts ‘Woo!’, in contrast to a Rock concert where audiences are sometimes so loud that you are unable to hear the music. When this happens at Rock concerts it seems to me that the audience creates their own music with their shouting voices. In A Hard Day’s Night I hold a large sign with ‘Woo!’ written on it in bold letters. In doing so, I insinuate that the audience should shout “Woo!” when I display the sign. If the audience reacts and makes a sound, my self-built computer programme analyses the pitches they shout and the performing group or soloist will play the analysed chord.

  • Technical specs: 

    Delivered by the composer:
    Sound interface
    Electric guitar or other instrument

    Required at the venue:
    XLR cable for microphone
    1 microphone stand
    2 monitor speakers
    2 long jack cables for the monitor
    Guitar amplifier




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