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TANG Joyce Wai-chung / 鄧慧中


Between Memory and Reality / 於記憶與現實之間 / yu ji yi yu xian shi zhi jian

Birth C: HONG KONG Gender: Female

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Mixed music

Commission: Hong Kong Composer's Guild with sponsorship from the CASH Music Fund

First perf.: Auditorium du centre multimédia de l'ADAC, Paris, 19 mai 1999

Duration: 08:00

Perf. Country: FRANCE

Context: JIM'99

Instruments: Percussion and tape

Setup: Electro-Acoustic Music Centre (EMC) at HKBU, Hong Kong

Perf media: Csound (MIT), RT (Princeton) and MAX (IRCAM) on SGI platform

Prog. notes: Our memory contributes an important part in reality, which itself is also an essential element towards our own memory. In this piece, the roles of the tape part and the live percussionist are similar to the relationship between memory and reality: sometimes coexisting, sometimes in isolation, sometimes mutually interacting. Sound sources used for the tape are largely from sampled percussion instruments, including a cymbal, tom-tom, tam-tam, brake-drum, marimba, piano, harp, and glass bowls, and sounds generated from the Karplus-Strong Pluck-String algorithm. The tape part was realized in the Electro-Acoustic Music Centre (EMC) at HKBU, using Csound (MIT), RT (Princeton) and MAX (IRCAM) on SGI platform.

Editor: Ka Lun CHEUNG