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SUZUKI Kotoka / 鈴木琴香



Birth Y: 1971 Birth C: JAPAN Gender: Female

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Mixed music

Performer(s): Conductor: Ronald Bruce Smith Percussion: Randal Leistikow David Amy Stubbs Ashok Sadrozinski Kenneth Piascik Alyssa Mooney

First perf.: CCRMA Courtyard Concert, Stanford University, July 22, 1999

Perf. Country: UNITED STATES

Instruments: For 6 percussionists, CD and Dancer

Setup: CCRMA, Stanford University.

Publisher: Score (58 sheets) + 1 CD

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"Yoei" is a Japanese word
, which describes a sound that rings and flutters in the air, resonating in one's ear long after it has been heard. This piece exploits many different acoustic movements to create this effect, with six percussionists and the electronic sound, surrounding the audience in order to complete the spatial environment. The primary goal of this piece, however, is not merely to create sounds, but to combine the world of the visual with that of sound. I have stretched the role of the dancer from merely visual, to both acoustic and visual - creating a live instrumental performer - a dancer who triggers and controls the electronic sounds in real-time using the five electric sensors that are attached to his/her body. All the computer generated sound sources derive from the sounds of the percussion instruments used in this piece, and similarly, the percussion often imitates the sounds of the electronics and the dancer. The percussion sounds were manipulated and recorded of the music of the electronics and the dance using sound editing programs such as Sound Editor and CLM.

Editor: M.B.

Comment: D.M.A. final project--Department of Music, Stanford University, 1999.