Cracked Automatic

Fells, N. (2005) Cracked Automatic. [Compositions]

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Cracked Automatic is a piece for four instrumental improvisers and laptop made in 2005 as part of the allocation dynamics project at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts. It explores relationships between pre-composed and improvised sound materials using a simple rhythmic pulse as a ‘grid’ to stimulate and constrain the production of instrumental sound. The players work on and around the grid to create more or less ordered or chaotic behaviours, occasionally converging on a melodic ‘core’. The laptop is used to process instrumental sound and create textures that are spatialized around the ensemble and the audience – performed in the round, the piece places the audience in the same sound-space as the musicians, creating a cohesive social-sonic environment. The piece was also performed as part of Lautwechsel in 2005 at the Gasteig centre, Munich. The allocation dynamics project was funded by the AHRB project Chaotic Gestures: Sculpting Sound and Animation in Performance.

Item Type:Compositions
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fells, Professor Nick
Authors: Fells, N.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Publisher:Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Nick Fells

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
387051Chaotic gestures - sculpting and sound and animation in performanceNicolas FellsThe Arts & Humanities Research Board (AHRB-POST)B/SG/AN8623/APNCCA - MUSIC