Refraction Interlude: piano

Matthew Goodheart

Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Article Number: 52
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Abstract:

“Refraction Interlude” features a solo performer surrounded by a battery of gongs and cymbals that are activated by surfaces transducers. The metal percussion responds to the performer’s improvisation, seeming to sound autonomously. The work can be performed by any instrument. Each new performer records a set of samples, short improvisations centered around a specified set of techniques. These recordings are then analyzed and used to as a foundation for forms of mixed synthesis, generating sounds that are tailored to the specific acoustical properties of the metal percussion. This iteration of the work is a new realization for piano.

Citation:

Matthew Goodheart. 2023. Refraction Interlude: piano. Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime23-music-52,
 abstract = {“Refraction Interlude” features a solo performer surrounded by a battery of gongs and cymbals that are activated by surfaces transducers. The metal percussion responds to the performer’s improvisation, seeming to sound autonomously. The work can be performed by any instrument. Each new performer records a set of samples, short improvisations centered around a specified set of techniques. These recordings are then analyzed and used to as a foundation for forms of mixed synthesis, generating sounds that are tailored to the specific acoustical properties of the metal percussion. This iteration of the work is a new realization for piano.},
 articleno = {52},
 author = {Matthew Goodheart},
 booktitle = {Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Rob Hamilton},
 month = {May},
 note = {Live Concert 5, Friday June 2, Centro de Cultura Digital},
 title = {Refraction Interlude: piano},
 url = {https://www.nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime23_concert_5.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}