Bird on a Wire II (CD) Track listing detail

I Saw the Penguins’ Home from the Highway

Emilie Cecilia LeBel

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 10:52
  • Instrumentation: recorder and 8-channel fixed medium

Stereo

Premiere

  • June 14, 2011, Terri Hron, recorder; Juan Parra Cancino, diffusion • EMS 11 — sforzando!: Concert 1, Greenwich House Music School, New York City (New York, USA)

La Huppe

Terri Hron, Robert Normandeau

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 6:35
  • Instrumentation: recorder, processing and 8-channel fixed medium

Stereo

The title of this piece, “the hoopoe,” comes from the bird that plays the main character in The Conference of the Birds (1177) by the Persian writer Farid ud-Din Attar (ca 1130-ca 1240). I composed this piece for Terri Hron’s project Bird on a Wire II: Flocking Patterns. The sonic material is derived from a recording of bass recorder that I had made for a different project. It is a free improvisation that is transcribed and which the player must reinterpret, creating a pastiche of herself. The hoopoe and twenty other solo birds accompany her throughout, in a search for truth according to the Persian poet. The electroacoustic part is triggered and articulated live and the octophonic spatialisation is done in real-time.

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Premiere

  • June 14, 2011, Terri Hron, recorder; Juan Parra Cancino, diffusion • EMS 11 — sforzando!: Concert 1, Greenwich House Music School, New York City (New York, USA)

Sparrows in Supermarkets

Paula Matthusen

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 6:15
  • Instrumentation: recorder and 8-channel fixed medium
  • ISWC: T9160790578

Stereo

Premiere

  • June 14, 2011, Terri Hron, recorder; Juan Parra Cancino, diffusion • EMS 11 — sforzando!: Concert 1, Greenwich House Music School, New York City (New York, USA)

For Cort Lippe

Darren Miller

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 7:38
  • Instrumentation: recorder and 8-channel fixed medium

Stereo

Premiere

  • June 14, 2011, Terri Hron, recorder; Juan Parra Cancino, diffusion • EMS 11 — sforzando!: Concert 1, Greenwich House Music School, New York City (New York, USA)

In a Coalmine

Elliott Sharp

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 5:22
  • Instrumentation: recorder and 8-channel fixed medium
  • ISWC: T9115984140

Stereo

Premiere

  • June 14, 2011, Terri Hron, recorder; Juan Parra Cancino, diffusion • EMS 11 — sforzando!: Concert 1, Greenwich House Music School, New York City (New York, USA)

Slo-Poke

Jorrit Dijkstra

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 4:19
  • Instrumentation: recorder and 8-channel fixed medium

Stereo

Premiere

  • June 14, 2011, Terri Hron, recorder; Juan Parra Cancino, diffusion • EMS 11 — sforzando!: Concert 1, Greenwich House Music School, New York City (New York, USA)

First Beginning; Second Beginning

Dan Blake

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 13:01
  • Instrumentation: recorder and 8-channel fixed medium
  • ISWC: T9109120130

Stereo

Premiere

  • June 14, 2011, Terri Hron, recorder; Juan Parra Cancino, diffusion • EMS 11 — sforzando!: Concert 1, Greenwich House Music School, New York City (New York, USA)

Time Goes Awry (Koli, Summer of 2010)

Jenny Olivia Johnson

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 12:17
  • Instrumentation: recorder and 8-channel fixed medium

Stereo

Premiere

  • June 14, 2011, Terri Hron, recorder; Juan Parra Cancino, diffusion • EMS 11 — sforzando!: Concert 1, Greenwich House Music School, New York City (New York, USA)