The album "Rotkpchen-Begleiter (Red Riding-Hoods Accompanist)
was published in Spring 1995 from FONTEC, inc.
(Order Number: RZF1010) This Compact Disc contains his four major works composed from
1988 to 1991.
- "Rodkaeppchen Begleiter" Sampler (AIFF Sounds)
- Samples from Rotkpchen-Begleiter
- Samples from DITHYRAMBE
- Samples from Trdelmarkt der Trume
- Samples from La§t uns singen und die Pachamama anflehn !
Rotkpchen-Begleiter (Red Riding-Hoods Accompanist)
- Rotkpchen-Begleiter is a real-time accompaniment system for vocal
and computer controlled piano. The vocal pitch and dynamics are
analyzed and then processed by computer; the resulting signal
prompts the player piano to accompany the singer. This piece was
composed as a traditional lied for voice and piano, but here the
piano part is created in proces by the vocalist. The vocalist
sings a text which has been assembled at random from four of Grims
fairy tales: Little Red Riding Hood,Snow White The Wolf and the
Seven Little Kid, and Hansel and Gretel as well as a description
of the VP-70 (the device used to analyze the pitch of the signal)
and the technical description of the piece itself. The vocal melody
is the only prepared part in the piece.
- Dithyrambe was composed as a wedding gift for two friends of the
composer. The piece conveys a good luck wish to the newlyweds
through samples of songs from the Noh play Takasago and the voices
of Miwa and his wife. Based on the song data, which was analyzed
by pitch, the samples were controlled by the computer program
Takasago (designed for this piece) and recorded on tape. The title
Dithyrambe (Dithyrambos in Greek) is a passionate choir of the
ancient Greek festival of Dionysus, considered the origin of Greek
Trdelmarkt der Trume (Dream Market)
- This short piece, consisting of a prelude and a lied, was composed
for the harpist Masumi Nagasawa. The computer program developed
for the piece controls two virtually simulated harps with a harp
played by a player, as well as manipulating samples of everyday
sounds (such as street noise, childrenŐs voices and the sounds
of a crowded caf). In the collage, each sample influences and
in turn is influenced by the others. The program is controlled
by the harpist, making it possible for a solo performer to perform
as an ensemble. The lyrics are from Michael EndeŐs poem "Trdelmarkt
La§t uns singen und die Pachamama anflehn !
(Let Us Sing and Pray to Pachamama)
- The two movements of this piece were conceived as a story in sound.
Using a three-minute loop tape of Bolivian folk music, Miwa designed
a program, RRH-TRANS, to analyze the pitch signal of the tape
and transform it into a score for eight instruments--the same
formation as SchubertŐs octet. The tape is played back at low
level on a portable cassette deck on stage. The tape and the ensemble
will not necessarily be perfectly synchronized. The material on
the tape is music for carnival, sung in falsetto by a choir of
unmarried girls. The title is taken from this same music: Pachamama
is the goddess of harvest, the earth, the past and the future,
inspiring the titles of the two movements "Coming And Going" and
"The End Of The Beginning".
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