Humming Feedback (PS2 - Paragon Studios, Belfast): Work for Tenor Saxophone, feedback system and humming giraffes

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Abstract

The piece is a combination of pre-recorded (usually unheard) giraffe humming soundscape, using sources from a recent research project by Austrian biologists who recorded giraffes in the Vienna zoo. After hundreds of hours of recording giraffes during the night, the biologists managed to extract a few seconds of giraffe humming sounds.
It is unclear why giraffes hum (and whether it comes from male or female animals).
Combined with these ‘unheard’ giraffe sounds I am building a feedback system for tenor saxophone that plays on the idea of exploring sounds that are usually non-existent, or they only exist if I make them heard (though physical movement using the tenor saxophone).
Final live performance can be accessed here: https://soundcloud.com/fschroeder/humming-girraffes-and-tenor-saxophone

Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
SizeComposition and Performance
Publication statusPublished - 08 Mar 2018
EventInternational Women's Day 2018 - PSS Gallery Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 08 Mar 201808 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • international women's day
  • improvisation
  • feedback
  • performance
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group

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