XI-XII (2017-2018)
Articles

Estremo d’ombra: an interactive electronic composition

Published August 30, 2018
How to Cite
Morciano, L. (2018). Estremo d’ombra: an interactive electronic composition. Musica/Tecnologia, 12(1), 87-108. https://doi.org/10.13128/Music_Tec-23802

Abstract

In Estremo d’ombra, for five soloists and electronics (2015), an interactive system was developed in order to enable the synchronisation between the performers and the live electronics – consisting of real-time processing and synthesis – to be composed in detail. This system led to the creation of a ‘centralised’ score for the electronics realised in the Antescofo programming language, which pilots electroacoustic processes executed in the SuperCollider and Max/MSP environments and displays scores for the performers in openFrameworks. The Antescofo system allows for the expression of temporally complex interactions involving the instrumentalists, rendering the composition of the real-time electronics more dynamic and expressive. This system eliminated the need for a conductor or a pedal of activation, thereby allowing the performers to interact and move more freely. The staging of the work is emphasised by lighting and a symbolic dramatic narrative.

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