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Instrumentation: violin, and real time digital signal processing
Duration: 7 minutes
World Premiere: February 17, 2010, The Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
May 21 2010, Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry (violin) and Guy Barash (live electronics), The Tank, NYC
June 2010, Cornelius Dufallo (violin) and Guy Barash (live electronics), The Tank, NYC
August 27 2010, Cornelius Dufallo (violin) and Guy Barash (live electronics), The Stone, NYC
September 18 2011, Josh Henderson (violin) and Guy Barash (live electronics), Presented by the Electronic Music Foundation at Greenwich House, NYC
June 2013, Cornelius Dufallo (violin) and Guy Barash (live electronics), Spectrum, NYC
Talkback II for violin and computer is the second in a series of compositions for solo instruments and real-time digital signal processing.
With Talkback, I explore extended techniques, enhanced timbre, and other sonic features that are characteristic of the instrument by magnifying and amplifying otherwise subtle nuances and bringing them to the foreground.
Talkback, just like in online media, is a response to something more substantial: western tradition, the canon. It is smaller but often as significant as it is a sincere manifestation of the zeitgeist. Real-time interaction between the violin and the computer is a form of dialog. Very similar to forms of communicating on the Internet—posting, tweeting, blogging, etc.—it is filtered, yet very real.