Consort for Convolved Violins

Horacio Vaggione

Consort for Convolved Violins has been performed in Plaisir, Saint-Denis and San Francisco…

To Max Mathews, in memoriam

Consort for Convolved Violins is dedicated to Max Mathews, pioneer of computer-assisted sound synthesis, who passed away in 2011. He also loved the violin.

This “consort” is the result of the application of digital convolution techniques to objects taken from the sonic world of the violin. Three musicians are playing figures from a score written especially for this project. The sounds they make are captured by a microphone and digitized. Nowadays we have techniques that make it possible to produce convolutions in real-time, but working in delayed time allows a higher level of precision – to a few milliseconds – in how sound materials are tied together. This explains why Consort for Convolved Violins is an acousmatic piece realized in the studio with an approach later used for PianoHertz (it is actually an ancestor of the latter).

[English translation: François Couture, ix-17]


Consort for Convolved Violins was realized in 2011 at the studios of the Centre de recherche informatique et création musicale (CICM) of the Université Paris 8 (France) and premiered on May 8, 2012, during the Écologie des sons festival in the Amphithéâtre X of the Université Paris 8 (France). Source-violins: Wen Chen, David Brown, Manfred Kraemer.

Premiere

  • May 8, 2012, Festival Écologie des sons, Amphi X — Université Paris 8, Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis, France)

Details

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Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
November 7, 2017 Horacio Vaggione, Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) [Excerpt] Le cri du Patchwork: Micro (1): Micro-son, micro-temps / France Musique (France)
November 7, 2017 Horacio Vaggione, Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) [Excerpt] Le cri du Patchwork: Micro (1): Micro-son, micro-temps / France Musique (France)
December 1, 2017 Horacio Vaggione, Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) Electronic Therapy / Radio Mercure 93 FM (France)
January 1, 2018 Horacio Vaggione, Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) O Domínio dos Deuses / Rádio Universitária do Minho (Portugal)
January 16, 2018 Horacio Vaggione, Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
January 16, 2018 Horacio Vaggione, Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) Late Junction with Nick Luscombe / BBC Radio 3 (UK)
February 26, 2018 Horacio Vaggione, Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
February 27, 2018 Horacio Vaggione, Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) Cosmogol 999: 157 Clank Clank / Jet FM 91.2 (France)
May 3, 2018 Horacio Vaggione, Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) Battiti: Cubano Be, Cubano Bop / Rai radio 3 (Italy)
September 13, 2018 Horacio Vaggione, Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) Radiophon / Südwestrundfunk SWR2 (Germany)

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