Les Quatre Temps Cardinaux

Basic Info

Completion Date:
Duration: 52 minutes
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with texts by Neruda, Creeley, Daumal, and Gioia

Commissioned by Serge Koussevitky Foundation for large chamber orchestra with electronics, and soprano Laura Aikin, bass Ethan Herschenfeld, for Signal, BMOP, ACO and the Slee Sinfonietta, with texts by Neruda, Creeley Daumal. Premiered on April, 23, 2013.

Instrumentation

  • Chamber Orchestra

    2 (dbl picc + alto), 1 (dbl eh), 1 (dbl bass) | 2 2 (1 dbl picc) 2+bass+contrabass (tba optional) | 3, hp, pno | soprano, bass, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3

  • Soprano (voice)

  • Bass (voice)

  • Electronics

Electronics

The setup below is preferred. However, other configurations are possible as well, ranging from 4 channels as a minimum through 6 and 8. The two levels of speaker placement are preferred but not absolutely necessary. See the "Read Me" information within the performance patch.

  • Computer running Max 5.1.9 or higher
  • Audio interface capable of at least 12 audio channels
  • Mixer with 12-14 inputs and 12-14 outputs
  • 12 speakers and 2 sub-woofers
  • 2 microphones for singers, microphones/amplification for bass flute, harp, and/or celeste routed to mixer for subtle sound reinforcement as necessary.
  • Reverberation capability for the live mics in mixing.

See electronic support files for speaker arrangement, channel routing and other audio set-up instructions.

Media

  • June 2015
  • Slee Sinfonietta; Brad Lubman, conductor
  • Buffalo, NY
video by Elliot Caplan
  • 04/23/2013
  • SIGNAL ensemble with members of the Slee Sinfonietta Laura Aikin, soprano Ethan Herschenfeld, bass Brad Lubman, conductor
  • 04/23/2013
  • SIGNAL ensemble with members of the Slee Sinfonietta Laura Aikin, soprano Ethan Herschenfeld, bass Brad Lubman, conductor
  • 04/23/2013
  • SIGNAL ensemble with members of the Slee Sinfonietta Laura Aikin, soprano Ethan Herschenfeld, bass Brad Lubman, conductor

  • April 2013
  • SIGNAL Ensemble, Slee Sinfonietta, Laura Aikin (soprano), Ethan Herschenfeld (bass), and Brad Lubman (conductor)

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