• Anna Thorvaldsdottir
  • Fields (2016)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the state foundation Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz for Bang on a Can All-Stars.

  • bclpercpfegtrvc.db; electronics (optional, pre-recorded)
  • 6 min

Programme Note

Performance note:

Instruments need to be amplified for performance. There are two (optional) pre-recorded files that are played for parts of the work, as indicated in the score. When used, the recordings should not be played through speakers as ‘electronics’ but rather be a part of the instrumental texture, coming from an amplified instrumental source or a small device on stage. There are a few different options to play the files: the audio output (basic playing device, such as a mini player or even a phone) can be held near and played through the pickup of the guitar; a vibration speaker (such as Epishock or Rock-It 3.0 from OrigAudio) can be attached to a surface, such as a table, the bass drum or the gong, to turn the surface into a speaker where the audio from the playing device plays through; or played through a radio placed on stage. There may be other ways to play the recording – the desired outcome of the sound should feel as though coming from the overall texture of the instrumental performance.
Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Optional audio files for use in performance are available from the publisher. Please contact promotion@wisemusic.com

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