Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : Artificial Climates for Timpani and Electronics
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Composer / Arranger : Martinez, Gilberto
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Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Timpani
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Instrumentation : Maracas
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis commissioned by Calabrese Brothers Music
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
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Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 / 
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :According to philosopher Jean Baudrillard, the concept of artificial is what’s left after some natural idea or concept is manipulated by a secondary unnatural source. The result is the effect of the secondary source and its reminder after the decay of its existence. In this work, the natural and acoustic sounds of the timpani are manipulated by digital means. The work’s proposal is to balance acoustic means with digital means. We have a reminder of new timbers and extended techniques for the performance of the piece; this new approach becomes the artificial issue of the work.
The work has three parts. The first part is the game between the electronic sounds and the perception of its internal rhythmic ideas, translated into the language of percussion; in this case with the use of the timpani because of its wide range of possibilities and timbres. The second part is the ritual, determining a rhythmic cell. This cell is based on Cumbia music from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, because of all the heritage of African, Western, and “Indigena’s” music it has. The last part is an affirmation and balance of the first two parts. The performer may alter the groove of the last two parts by improvising on top of their rhythmic cells.
Artificial Climates for Timpani and Electronics was commissioned by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC and is dedicated to Peter Jarvis.
- Gilberto Andrés Martinez Ojeda
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