the intimacy of strangers Kitty Xiao

the intimacy of strangers explores the relationship between sound and physical embodiment, the space it occupies, its tactility and fragility. The piece is a close navigation of human connection within oneself, during a time of distance and displacement with the outside world. Sound is treated as an object with which the soloist comes in contact, developing in a generative way, reacting and evolving in its performance. The electronics are treated as the “outside” but also the inner monologue and the unconscious mind, constantly at an interplay for the audience to observe.

  • Year of composition: 2021
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Instrumentation: countertenor and electronics
  • Hardware used: Analog synthesizers - Eurorack
  • Software used: Max MSP, Max for Live, Ableton Live
  • Duration of the submitted work: 10:00
  • Production: Philip Gould
  • Awards received: Commissioned by Melbourne Composers’ League and Panoramic Music
  • Premiere: April 24, 2021

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