Mime

Stubbornly remaining somewhere between fight and flight. Always moving towards exhaustion.

  • Michael Matsuno
  • 27 October 2017

Stubbornly remaining somewhere between fight and flight. Always moving towards exhaustion.

Several hundred microtonal tremoli make up nearly the entire substance of Mime. These tremoli were identified algorithmically: Starting with a list of microtonal fingerings, Michael Matsuno and I developed a series of rules for describing the physical difficulty of moving from one fingering to another. I then wrote software that could use these rules to identify all of the possible tremoli that could be drawn from our agreed-upon list of fingerings. Finding an order for them was another matter entirely…

Details

For Michael Matsuno.
Premiered September 2017 at Arts @ 29 Garden.

Date of Completion

2017

Duration

11 minutes

Instrumentation

For
  • solo flute

More Info

Several hundred microtonal tremoli make up nearly the entire substance of Mime. These tremoli were identified algorithmically: Starting with a list of microtonal fingerings, Michael Matsuno and I developed a series of rules for describing the physical difficulty of moving from one fingering to another. I then wrote software that could use these rules to identify all of the possible tremoli that could be drawn from our agreed-upon list of fingerings. Finding an order for them was another matter entirely…