Music of the Spheres
by Simon Desorgher
Earth - Air - Fire - Water
A spectacular event for a stretch of water near you!
A gigantic sphere, the size of a small house, is floating
on a lake or river - a flautist suspended in the centre is playing
unearthly music - the sound is sent via radio to a complex computer
system on the shore - the sound is processed to become an orchestra
of flutes and relayed to the audience via many loudspeakers.
This is 'Music of the Spheres'!
A fitting prelude to this spectacular event is
Music for the world's largest set of panpipes, designed
and built by composer/performers Lawrence Casserley and Simon
Desorgher. The y comprise about 140 blown and struck pipes, whose
sound is processed by Lawrence Casserley's computer system. The
programme can include:
Casserley and Desorgher's showpiece for the giant
panpipes, featuring all the pipes and elaborate computer processing.
Los Hijos del Sol
Lawrence Casserley's dramatic tribute to the people of
Peru, featuring the drum section of the pipes and voice.
El Aliento del Océano Pacifico - Los Tamburos de
Coro de los Desaparecidos - Los Tamburos de los Muertos
Lawrence Casserley performing the premiere of 'Los Hijos
del Sol' at
14os Encontros Gulbenkian de
Musíca Contempoanéa, Lisbon
Surrounding these performances, an exciting kaleidoscope
of aural and visual events can be arranged.
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