Elastic Guitar

Barry R. Moon

Year

2000


Instrumentation

electric guitar - computer


Genre

Guitar with Live Electronics or Computer


Source

composer homepage;


Details

I had been working on another piece using electric guitar with the computer and I realized that maybe I should do more with it, since after all, I can play the instrument. I wanted to avoid guitar cliches, which covers almost everything except incidental noise elements. In the attempt to avoid cliches, I decided to not amplify the sound of the electric guitar directly, so that I could play the "hyper-instrument". The whole computer part was programmed quickly, and on the day of the performance I expanded the piece into four channels of playback to create interesting spatial features. The recording below was taken from air mics in the hall, and is in two channels.
- Barry R. Moon (from: composer homepage)