Points of Departure Chin-Chin Chen

Points of Departure is trying to maintain the identity of the soloist---vibraphone, and at the same time to create the ambiguity between the live vibe and the ghost vibe to some degree in some sections. The whole piece is clearly divided into 6 sections. The live vibe sometimes stands in the limelight and sometimes merges into the tape. There is a vibe cadenza in the middle of the piece.

  • Year of composition: 1996
  • Hardware used: Mac Centris 650, Yamaha MC-802 mixer, Sony A7 DAT recorder, Ensoniq SQ-2 Plus Synthesizer, Ensoniq SQ-R Synth, Yamaha TX81Z synth, Alesis Midiverb II, and III digital processors
  • Software used: Performer 3.0, Unisyn
  • Duration of the submitted work: 8:27
  • Production: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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