The Seattle Symphony (Music Director Ludovic Morlot) recently premiered Above, Below, and In Between, a commission and site-specific composition by sculptor, sound artist and composer Trimpin.
Above, Below, and In Between is a sculpture and musical composition for small orchestra, soprano voice, prepared piano, kinetic instruments and gesture-controlled conducting.
The piece was created in partnership with Microsoft. Here’s the official video overview:
About Above, Below, and In Between:
- The kinetic instrument installation consists of a 24-reedhorn sculpture, made with materials found from a pump organ, and a set of concert chimes
- A prepared grand piano is equipped with small robotic devices, that pluck, bow, scratch or play the strings
- A Kinect is used to control the ‘performance’ of the music robots.