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Peter Ablinger:
for Solo-Instrument and Noise (2010)

The instrumental part can be played by any (fast) instrument from f# (f# below middle c) to c3 (high soprano c), 4'25"

The instrumental part is a sort of automatic transcription from a record of Charlie Parker playing "Lester Leaps In". The original record constitutes itself as one layer of the piece, but is treated by a "notch filter" that erases the area from 200-1100Hz, the fundamental pitches of Parker's playing. The notch makes room for the instrumentalist's "Karaoke", which in fact is highly virtuosic - the tempo is M.M.347 - but even so, almost nothing of that can be really heard: Not the solo, nor the "accompanying" tune. Both are almost completely wrapped into a dominating static noise containing the totality of sounds from the original record, merged into a single monochrome noise colour. (english notes edited by Austin Buckett)

The notch (spectrograph)

The score is available for various transposing instruments.
Here is the score in C:
> full score in C (71 KB)

and this is the preface of the score:
> preface (14 KB)

> listen to the end of the piece, bass clarinet: Gareth Davis

> 7" vinyl record, bass clarinet: Gareth Davis

for the paper version of the score, any transpositions of the score, for the performance-CDs, as well as for more information, contact the publisher:

Dr. Siegwald Ganglmair, Ruprechtsplatz 4-5/10, A - 1010 Wien,
T: ++43 / 699 / 103 183 74, AB/F: ++43 / 1 / 535 12 66

> other pieces from the "instruments and noise"-series

> WEISS / WEISSLICH 17, Instrument und Rauschen

> Rauschen, documentation

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