New Moon Morning Mirjam Tally

“New Moon Morning” is originally composed for amplified flute quartet and tape and commissioned by ensemble 40f. While I was working on that composition, I also made an electroacoustic version, where I’ve recorded, edited and mixed all flute parts in Studio Alpha at Visby International Centre for Composers. All flute parts were recorded with flutist Anna Svensdotter. The electroacoustic version of that work differs from the original one, because some vocal effects are more forced with volume curves.

All recorded sound material is based on a poem by the Estonian poet Kristiina Ehin (also the poem is called “New Moon Morning”, and I’ve used the English version of that poem). Generally, the flutists are whispering that poem into flutes (and also part of the words, like consonants etc). Whispering is combined with melody-lines, some certain contemporary flute-techniques (tongue-ram’s, overblowing) and electronics. All electronic material is created using Omnisphere.

  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Software used: Pro Tools, Omnisphere
  • Duration of the submitted work: 11:33
  • Production: home studio, and Visby International Centre for Composers, Studio Alpha