Reflection in the Glass

Encounters with Contemporary Women Composers part 1- Da Jeong Choi

Reflection in the Glass (2008) for Vibraphone Solo and Live Electronics is divided mainly into three sections: A-A’-B, but indeterminate elements allow the performer to make decisions about the construction of phrases. In the vibraphone part, the two primary motives repeat with variation; however, the first motive continues to build dynamically by the layering of loops. Samples of percussion instruments and environmental sounds (in various states of digital manipulation) make up the accompaniment. The primary electroacoustic techniques involve granular synthesis, convolution, as well as time stretching, and pitch adjustment.

“Reflection in the Glass is a stunning piece of music that I have enjoyed listening to, over and over again while studying the score alongside it. A very clever and poignant juxtaposition of patterns that work so well to express exactly what you have designed the piece to do. Just lovely.” –Theresa Sauer– (Author of Notations 21)

Instrumentation: Vibraphone and Live Electronics (MAX MSP)

Duration: 8 min 30 sec

Ming-Jen Suen, Spectrum Concert, MEIT, the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA on Nov 24, 2008.

More performances

June 1-5, 2010, 2010 International Computer Music Conference New York University & Stony Brook University, New York, NY, USA

April 8 -10, 2010, The Society for Electro-Acoutsic Music in the United States 25th Anniversary National Conference, performed by Julie Licata, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA

Nov 5-7, 2009 performed by Ming-Jen Suen, The Electronic Music Midwest Festival, 2009 Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS, USA