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Ancient Devices (1999/2003)
duration: 11 minutes
Ironically, these “ancient devices” are realized here using a not-so-ancient device to accompany the clarinet. The digital signal processing computer software for this piece was written in Max/MSP and runs on a Macintosh computer. The sounds produced by the computer are live manipulations of the performed clarinet. The computer modifies and supplements the clarinet to provide a musical foil which amplifies, grounds, and broadens the acoustic instrument.
Ancient Devices was commissioned and premiered by Howard Sandroff and John Bruce Yeh of Double Dialogue.