Yati Durant and Christian Svalesen w:Häxan 04.05.2015 mix 1

04.05.2015 / Live spontaneous composition

Third attempt at spontaneous composition for screen with Häxan (up to Part 2, 1922, Benjamin Christensen), both are facing the screen (and sound source), attempt to improve reactivity through development of a graphic score/visual cue sheet (not musical material), discuss reactivity beforehand including “points” of reactivity, some points of setup were changed including utilization of new sample sets (Samplr, etc.). The improvisation process followed Method 2: “Look first at the film in its entirety, with or without sound, create and study preparatory material together, such as a cue sheet. Then talk about how it will be played and establish limitations ahead of the first try. Then play and talk about the outcome.” (Durant, Yati. 2015. Dramatic Comprehensibility in Improvised Music to Film. [Paper]. IMHSD Conference, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex) Setup included Laptop running Ableton Live, Korg Kaoss pad and Kaosillator through ZVex, Korg MS-20 and SQ1, Apple iPad running Samplr, Elektron Machinedrum and two trumpets (through effects).



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