christpher jettecloudICON




Duration: 6'26"
Instrumentation: violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, bass clarinet and piano
Composed: 2011
Details: This work is a change in instrumentation and reworking of the composition anOtherOne.

The material for this piece is derived from several Grateful Dead concert recordings of The Other One, the central ones being the August 13, 1975 show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and the May 22, 1977 show at the Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines Florida. To produce the score, audio is selected and segmented. These clips are then translated into a list of frequencies and amplitudes through the use of a Fast Fourier transform. The resulting material is used as the basis for the score. The direct translation and interpolations between different sections pitch and rhythmic collections is assembled with algorithmic processes and by hand. The resulting score is not intended to be identifiable as derivative. Still the unique acoustic characteristics that define the performance, the acoustics of the venue and the recording serve to constrain the end result. Just a black and white photograph captures light and form this work investigates the acoustic characteristics of a place and a series of sounds.

This recording is a mock up of the composition.