Music 220c Spring 2014- Composition Project

Somewhere In Between- for Brass Quintet and Electronics

Program Note

  • This piece is mainly derived from the fondness of brass quintet, Chinese culture and interest in implementing electronics in my composition. Five elements, in Chinese, Wu Xing, means five processes or five phases where xing means process and change. Wood, fire, earth, metal and water are the five elements or five phases that traditional Chineses fields used to explain phenomenon such as cosmic cycle. For the electronics, I decided to treat each speaker as individual instruments and design timbre for each. I thought it would be interesting to see if brass quintet with electronics timbres can convey the idea of process and change in Wu Xing.
  • Score

  • somewhereInBetween.pdf
  • full score: SomewhereInBetweenMvtI-V2.pdf
  • part score- trumpet I: SomewhereInBetweenMvtI_BbTrp1.pdf
  • part score- trumpet II: SomewhereInBetweenMvtI_BbTrp2.pdf
  • part score- Horn in F: SomewhereInBetweenMvtI_FHorn.pdf
  • part score- trombone: SomewhereInBetweenMvtI_Trb.pdf
  • part score- tuba: SomewhereInBetweenMvtI_Tuba.pdf
  • Chuck Files

  • channel 1: ch1.ck
  • channel 2: ch2.ck
  • channel 3: ch3.ck
  • channel 4: ch4.ck
  • NLFfm filter used in code- contributed by Romain:
  • filter: NLFfm.chug
  • filter parameters: NLFfmParameters.txt
  • Audio Files

  • piece demo: SomewhereInBetweenMvtI-V2.wav
  • ch1 demo- trumpet timbre: ch1demo-trp.wav
  • ch1 demo- flute timbre: ch1demo-flute.wav
  • ch1 demo- soprano saxophone timbre: ch1demo-sopSax.wav
  • ch1 demo- violin timbre: ch1demo-vln.wav
  • ch3 demo- contra-alto clarinet timbre: ch3demo-contraltoCl.wav
  • ch3 demo- tenor saxophone timbre: ch3demo-tenorSax.wav
  • ch4 demo- double bass timbre: ch4demo-DB.wav
  • ch4 demo- tuba timbre: ch4demo-tuba.wav
  • Channel 1: ch1.wav
  • Channel 2: ch2.wav
  • Channel 3: ch3.wav
  • Channel 4: ch4.wav
  • All Channels: allCh.wav
  • Performers