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Woo, Mihyun: Voices in Landscape 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Voices in Landscape
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    6
  • Year of composition: 
    2008
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    title; Voices in a landscape
     
    This work has initiated from my research into the particular character of human voice that cleary differs from the other instruments. I discovered that the tone colour of human voice bends according to vowels in words. Each vowel is different in reference to the width of the opened mouth. For instance, 'a' (ah) is said with the mouth wide-open, whereas in the process of moving onto 'e' (eh),as the mouth gradually thins, a slightly eerier tone is produced. Furthermore, likewise with the violin vibrato, the resonance in voice can be controlled by the vibrato in the voicebox. Therefore, I used vowel sounds 'aiai' and 'ouou' for efficiency. In order to maximise the energy the human voice is able to create, I adopted a type of 'attack' effect of the stringed instruments also in voice with 'ta' and 'ka', which produce a brutal starting tone. I also put in non-pitched syllables such as 'shi', 'sha', 'shu' 'kiki' to express the percussive effects of human voice. The total duration is about 6mins.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
15
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2

 

 

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