by Nicolas Scherzinger
Duration: 11 minutes
for soprano saxophone and interactive computer
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Shadowed, for soprano saxophone and interactive computer
Shadowed, for soprano saxophone and computer
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Above live performance is by Randall Hall, saxophone.
MUSIC (SCORE and PARTS) - download a PDF copy
Click here (Saxophone Part) to download a copy of the published saxophone part (slight reduced)
(BELOW is the USER MANUAL which gives detailed instructions for performing SHADOWED.
All PDF copies are made available for free, through the support of volunteer donations. The composer is very grateful for the goodwill and generosity that is expressed by any donation.
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MUSIC (SCORE and PARTS) - order a hardcopy
To order a hard copy of the music, please contact Nicolas Scherzinger directly (email below). A paypal option to order hard copies of music will be available soon (2012).
Send an email to Nicolas Scherzinger directly, with
the title of the piece you would like to order.
NOTE: whether you download a copy of the score,
or order a hardcopy, if you decide to perform the piece in public, please
let me know about it via email, or even send me a program.
Shadowed (2006) is a single movement piece of approximately eleven minutes for soprano saxophone and interactive computer (it is also possible to perform the piece as a solo work without the computer). The computer listens to the pitch (frequency) of the saxophone throughout the performance for cues, leaving the saxophonist in complete control of the pacing of the piece. All the electro-acoustic sounds originate from the live saxophone sound; there are no pre-recorded sounds, and all the sounds from the computer are processed at close to real-time. Therefore, as the title suggests, the saxophonist is “shadowed” throughout the piece by the electro-acoustic sounds. Most of these sounds consist of delayed effects that are modulated or filtered. The computer also records the saxophonist during the performance and then plays back granulated samples near the end of the piece. Shadowed was commissioned by Randall Hall, who premiered the work at the 2006 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference in Iowa City, Iowa, and the piece is dedicated to him with admiration.
In order to perform SHADOWED with Max5 you will need to following items (below).
1. You will need a copy of the SCORE (download below).
2. You will need to download the SHADOWED PATCH (download below). This includes the SHADOWED USER MANUAL, SHADOWED PATCH and PITCH DETECTION SOFTWARE (pitch~).
If you are just looking for the SHAOWED USER MANUAL (which describes the steps necessary to perform the piece, please click the link below)
3. In order to run the patch, you will need the SOFTWARE APPLICATION Max5 (there is a free-version that allows users to perform patches without the need of purchasing the entire application - included in the download below). If you do not own Max5, download and install the application below and run the patch using "MaxMSP Runtime".
Alternatively, you can click on the link BELOW to download the software from the developers website.