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Mist on a Hill / 山中薄暮

Birth Y: 1947 Birth C: FRANCE Gender: Male

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Mixed music

Commission: Musicacoustica Festival

Performer(s): Gao Yunxiang 高韵翔, pipa

First perf.: Musicacoustica Festival, Central conservatory of Music, Beijing, 25 octobre 2008

Duration: 10:22

Perf. Country: CHINA

Context: Asian Pieces

Instruments: Pipa, stereo tape

Publisher: Score (composer), SACEM

Prog. notes: In this piece, harmonic fields are constructed from various combinations of pitches. They vary from two to seven pitches per octave. The solo pipa and the electroacoustic sounds enter a dialog which follows the various states of the harmonic fields.
This piece was composed with the collaboration of pipa player Gao Yunxiang (高韵翔). She provided all the pipa sounds which I used to realize the electroacoustic parts.
Mist on a Hill received its first performance during the Musicacoustica 2009 festival in Beijing. The pipa player was Miss Gao Yunxiang.

Comment: First perf.: "Visages peints", Opening ceremony multimedia concert of the Musicacoustica festival