Wanderlust

2019-09-13T04:15:07Z (GMT) by Cat Hope
For solo or duo of instruments and self made feild recording.

commissioned by Sylvia Hinz

You create a special file with your own audio recording for the peice Download the Decibel ScorePlayer and the 'ScoreCreator' app. The ScorePlayer is an iPad appliccation, the ScoreCreator is a desktop application you use to add the audio to the work. Open the Score Creator application, Add the text information as outlined in the image on the right.

PROGRAM NOTE
This work is named after a book of the same name by American author Rebecca Solnit published in 2000. The book is in someways a requiem to walking, where the erasure of the journey is seem as the result of the “anxiety to produce” that characterises contemporary life. This piece deliberately meanders; the electronics part is created by the performer to personalise each ‘journey’ of the piece.

Instructions
The score is proportional – the pitch being read on the vertical axis. A reference line is provided so the performer may reference a central pitch. Only glissandi should be used, except in the pizzicato sections. Shading indicates dynamic. The loudest dynamic is medium soft, the lowest is extremely soft. Width indicates complexity of sound.
The score should be read in the Decibel ScorePlayer application on an iPad, or as a video score, available on the composers’ website.
The electronics part is embedded in the score file, and can be sent out from the ipad through the headphone jack to a single speaker near the performer. Each performer is encouraged to make their own electronics part for their own performance – a recording of walking to or from the venue.



Download the image file for the solo version here, and the duo version here, and add it in the 'Image File' field by browsing for it on your hardrive. Similarly, add the audio recording which must be exactly the same number of seconds you have put in 'Duration' (as per the image, 360 seconds - though you can make it as slow (long) or fast (short) as you like). When you have done this, click the Create! button and a "Wanderlust.dsz" file will be created. You then put this file into the Decibel ScorePlayer app, byt sending it to your iPad using air drop. You will have your own personalised piece.

PERFORMANCES

Premiered BY Sylvia Hinz 24 November, 2018 at Kunstbunker, Berlin, Germany.
Duo version performed 4th August 2019 by Clocked Out at Harrigans Lane Collective, NSW, Australia