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Shadowed

(2006)

by Nicolas Scherzinger

Duration: 11 minutes

for soprano saxophone and interactive computer

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AUDIO FILES

Click below to listen to Audio Files:

Shadowed, for soprano saxophone and interactive computer

Shadowed, for soprano saxophone and computer

Alternatively, to download as an mp3, right-click on the file below to save to your computer:
Shadowed (mp3 audio file download) - complete clip

Above live performance is by Randall Hall, saxophone.

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MUSIC (SCORE and PARTS) - download a PDF copy

Click here (Saxophone Part) to download a copy of the published saxophone part (slight reduced)

(BELOW is the USER MANUAL which gives detailed instructions for performing SHADOWED.

Click here (Shadowed_e-manual_Max5.pdf) to download the USER MANUAL.

click here to go the the SHADOWED TECH SUPPORT section

All PDF copies are made available for free, through the support of volunteer donations. The composer is very grateful for the goodwill and generosity that is expressed by any donation.

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Suggested donation $5-10


 

MUSIC (SCORE and PARTS) - order a hardcopy

To order a hard copy of the music, please contact Nicolas Scherzinger directly (email below). A paypal option to order hard copies of music will be available soon (2012).

Send an email to Nicolas Scherzinger directly, with the title of the piece you would like to order.
email - Nicolas@ScherziMusic.com

NOTE: whether you download a copy of the score, or order a hardcopy, if you decide to perform the piece in public, please let me know about it via email, or even send me a program.
Thank you, Nicolas

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PROGRAM NOTE

Shadowed (2006) is a single movement piece of approximately eleven minutes for soprano saxophone and interactive computer (it is also possible to perform the piece as a solo work without the computer). The computer listens to the pitch (frequency) of the saxophone throughout the performance for cues, leaving the saxophonist in complete control of the pacing of the piece. All the electro-acoustic sounds originate from the live saxophone sound; there are no pre-recorded sounds, and all the sounds from the computer are processed at close to real-time. Therefore, as the title suggests, the saxophonist is “shadowed” throughout the piece by the electro-acoustic sounds. Most of these sounds consist of delayed effects that are modulated or filtered. The computer also records the saxophonist during the performance and then plays back granulated samples near the end of the piece. Shadowed was commissioned by Randall Hall, who premiered the work at the 2006 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference in Iowa City, Iowa, and the piece is dedicated to him with admiration.


Nicolas Scherzinger, Syracuse, NY, 2006


Shadowed Tech Support (Software Download - for Max5 - NEWEST VERSION)

In order to perform SHADOWED with Max5 you will need to following items (below).

1. You will need a copy of the SCORE (download below).

Click here (Saxophone Part) to download a copy of the published saxophone part.

2. You will need to download the SHADOWED PATCH (download below). This includes the SHADOWED USER MANUAL, SHADOWED PATCH and PITCH DETECTION SOFTWARE (pitch~).

Click here (Shadowed_Install_Max5_Folder.dmg) to download a copy of the SHADOWED INSTALLATION SOFTWARE (Mac OS)

If you are just looking for the SHAOWED USER MANUAL (which describes the steps necessary to perform the piece, please click the link below)

Click here (Shadowed_e-manual_Max5.pdf) to download the USER MANUAL.

3. In order to run the patch, you will need the SOFTWARE APPLICATION Max5 (there is a free-version that allows users to perform patches without the need of purchasing the entire application - included in the download below). If you do not own Max5, download and install the application below and run the patch using "MaxMSP Runtime".

Click here (MaxMSP5 Runtime) to DOWNLOAD MaxMSP Runtime (version 5.1.9). This is the FREE version of the program that will let you run the SHADOWED PATCH (from the link above, Shadowed_Install_Max5_Folder/SHADOWED_PATCH).

Alternatively, you can click on the link BELOW to download the software from the developers website.

Click here (Cycling'74, Max5) to link to the software developer website to download Max5 (Max/MSP/Jitter, version 5.1.9)