toccare… penumbra Yuli Chang

recorded in concert, April 8, 2005

Hopefully, the title “toccare… penumbra” does evoke a sense of adventure, because of the association with the musical form “Toccata.” Toccare means to touch or to reach; the word “penumbra” is the outer part, greyish area, of a shadow, instead of the shadow itself, which is very dark. The grey area between the electronic and live piano in this piece is supposed to be the pivotal point, resembling a mirror, where the piano tries and reach out to touch the “shadow,” so to speak and to which the electronic make references.

  • Year of composition: 2005
  • Hardware used: Mac
  • Software used: Steinberg Cubase, Audiosculpt, and Peak, Mac OSX
  • Duration of the submitted work: 6:43
  • Production: EMS, McGill University

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