TITLE: Lingua-Palatal #2
CAT# (YEAR COMPOSED): 97 (2016)
INSTRUMENTATION: 4 voices and close amplification
DURATION (APPROX): 10’41
Premiered by Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble; Arun Chandra, conductor. Western Washington University. 2017_02_18.
NOTE: Lingua-Palatal #2, is written for 4 voices that depend on close amplification to heighten and bring out the small, unvoiced sounds within the oral and nasal cavities. It is suggested that microphone type & placement are explored in some detail (perhaps multiple mics?), in order to reveal the richness of sounds that normally only exist at the boundaries of speech and song.
All sounds are always unvoiced – in order to focus on the subtle differences amongst the various nasal and non-nasal sounds