This co-composition by João Catalão and Dominic Thibault is a duet for percussions and electronics that stands out by its instrumentation: a set of amplified metal bowls and plates surrounding the public to form a metallic loudspeaker orchestra.
A new form of gamelan, the device allows the duo to explore the resonances and timbral qualities of metals. The two composers-performers thus create a rhythmic flow that is organized around a natural harmony; the friction between the harmonics of the bowls become pulsations and imbricated rhythms. The performance with microphones, reminiscent of Stockhausen’s Mikrophonie II, exacerbates these harmonic tensions through feedback, which becomes a mode of physical and playful expression.
- Hand drums are provided by Panacea Sonora. Thanks to Jocsan Rivera!
- The aluminum plates were lent by Olivier Maranda. Thank you!
- The electronics was assembled with the help of the students of Sound Technologies of the Cégep de Drummondville. Cheers guys and girls!