Wax Figure

Eliza Brown

Year

2012


Instrumentation

detuned semi-acoustic guitar


Genre

Guitar Solo


Commission

Jesse Langen


Premiere

Chicago, IL, U.S.A., Chicago Academy for the Arts, 2 February 2013: Jesse Langen, guitar


Comment

"Wax Figure" asks the guitarist to detune the instrument quite extremely – the upper strings are so slack that they can’t reliably produce specific pitches. The guitarist plays fragmentary gestures reminiscent of lead-guitar shredding, but the detuned strings warp the pitch and timbre of these gestures, melting them into unpredictable shapes.
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Source

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