alternate between attention and ease

Saunders, J (2017) alternate between attention and ease.

Item Type: Composition
Creators: Saunders, J
Abstract: The piece explores cognitive load and the way we remember associations between pairs of unrelated elements. In the performance, James and Tim Parkinson (Parkinson Saunders) each had a set of cue words and samples that are used to instruct the orchestra. Each cue is linked to a major or minor triad which the orchestra play as quickly as possible on hearing each cue, so the resultant texture is a map of the speed of response of the individual players. The duo delivers their cues in a playful way, developing sequences and associations (for example between car - alarm - bell), making it harder or simpler for the orchestra to respond correctly. The conductor also has a set of cues that initiate noise drone samples and static noise sounds from the orchestra. The piece alternates between these two cueing systems.
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Date: June 2017

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Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 15:16
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 16:14
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