A composition for Art’s Birthday 2015.
SkruntSkrunt – Theft/Art/Theft
The intent is to smash a microphone on capture 1 and a piezo contact mic on capture 2 to a script of 10 minutes of performance.
The smashing is convolved against granular synthesis of these sounds:
source: musopen.org (CC-BY 4.0) Birds in Muslim Tombs recorded in Hyderabad India by Abram Hindle (Public Domain) Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 by Edvard Grieg - Czech National Symphony Orchestra https://musopen.org/music/1568/edvard-grieg/peer-gynt-suite-no-1-op-46/ (Public Domain) Goldberg Variations by Bach - Aria Da Capo by Kimiko Ishizaka http://www.opengoldbergvariations.org/ (Public Domain) O vos omnes by Carlo Gesualdo https://musopen.org/music/610/carlo-gesualdo/omnes-amici-mei/ http://isaacshami.us/publibrary/music/Musopen/Venosa%20Gesualdo%20da/%27O%20vos%20omnes%27%28610%29/
O all you who walk by on the road, pay attention and see: if there be any sorrow like my sorrow. V. Pay attention, all people, and look at my sorrow: if there be any sorrow like my sorrow.