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Title Shadow
Genre: violin and computer                          
Duration: 8 minutes
Audio: MP3 of complete work HERE

Shadow is a work for violin with live interactive electroacoustic music. Designed to be an intimate exploration of timbre, the piece is completely notated but includes small-scale aleatoric choices for the performer. The live electroacoustic music is created during performance by software in the Max/MSP environment designed and built by the composer.  Shadow was written for violinist Maja Cerar.

In performance of Shadow, a small microphone is attached to the violin, and the audio signal from this feeds into a computer running the Max/MSP software. This software listens to the violin and alters its sound based on preprogrammed algorithms and realtime manipulation.

If you would like to know more about the methods used to compose this piece, please email Doug Geers