Building Dwelling Thinking

Concertmate 7000


Dwelling is a group of short, keyboard pieces that use bounded improvisation to open up interesting sound spaces for listening.  This was written for a Core of the Coalman set at Northern Quarter in Huddersfield in which I performed opening up for the wonderful Flower-Corsano duo.  Many thanks to Nick Mitchell for inviting me to perform on this concert.

This piece could easily be adapted to other keyboards or digital modelling, however the Concertmate 700 (which I like to call Concertmate 7000 because it the extra zero makes it sound that much more futuristic) offers several particularities that are essential for this piece.  In particular the fact that the volume slider is continuous, rather than discrete in its movement is an essential and surprisingly rare feature on inexpensive digital keyboards. 

See score and notes for more details.  (The joke here is that I am revising the score sort of or something, so its not here, yet).

But here is a recording of the first movement, Building:




































See also:

Suspended Upper Bank

High Arches


High Sines


On the Left Bank

Mixed Earth Chorus

Contours Unfolding I,II,III


5 Notes in Extended Rotation



Core of the Coalman

Birdleaves/Best Friend Shape Shifter/Little Minsk

Budding Snow Moon of Ice

Hoarfrost Fern Fractal

Core of the Coalman


Building - Core of the Coalman
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