Piano Dreamscapes — Ice-Flow Isolation Kasey Pocius

Piano Dreamscapes — Ice-Flow Isolation is the third in an ongoing series of works focused on transformations of piano improvisations done by the author in collaboration with Simon Henley (Leeds Beckett University) and Neusha Taherian (Columbia College). Composed in remote collaboration throughout late 2020 and early 2021, the piece explores concepts of isolation through spatialization, granular synthesis and spectral transformations. Improvisations dance throughout a frozen landscape, slowly taking on each other’s characteristics, breaking and reforming but never quite touching or changing each other’s musical trajectories. In the end, all that is left is a single pianist, playing alone in the dark…

  • Year of composition: 2021
  • Genre: Acousmatics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Zoom H2N, Audio-Technica U873r, Rode NT2A, JRF d-series Hydrophone, Koma Elektronik Field Kit with Expansion Pack, Macbook Pro 13” 2012, Custom Built Desktop PC, iPad Air 2018, Tascam DR-07X, Sopranino T-Stick
  • Software used: Adobe CC, libmapper, Izotope RX 7 Advanced, Cockos Reaper, AALTO SPARTA, Sound Particles, Cecillia5, Xfer Serum, Xfer OTT, Izotope Trash 2, Glitchmachines Plugin Suite, Sountoys 5 Effect Rack, Izotope Trash 2, Izotope Iris2, Izotope StutterEdit2, Izotope Ozone 9 Advanced, Izotope Neutron 3 Advanced, Native Instruments Reaktor, Native Instruments Raum, Arturia Rev PLATE-140, Exponential Audio R4, Reason Rack Lite, Michael Norris Soundmagic, Soundhack Plugin Suite, Devine Sound Graincube, Twisted Tools Dron-e, Logic Pro X, VCV with the Make Music Modular, Frozen Wastelands, Impromtu, Mockba Modular & Valley Audio expansions, MAXMSP with Digital Orchestra Toolbox, libmapper, IRCAM Spat5 & ICST Ambisonics packages
  • Duration of the submitted work: 8:19
  • Premiere: February 27, 2021, La Grande Nuit 2021 — Au-delà de la notation, Webdiffusion, Hexagram UQAM.

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