Vectorial Monody

by Gavin Gamboa

supported by
/
  • Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

     name your price

     

1.

about

‘Vectorial Monody’ is a multimedia work for solo viola incorporating electronic synthesis and video projection of rule-based line formations. These patterns contain numerical correspondences to the complex tones that are heard throughout the piece, and the geometrical lines, both visual and musical, form an imagined mimesis of classical Greek odes to the dead; a monody which would have been given by a single actor and which would have contained sighs, laments, and invocations of the underworld. The complex, interconnected underpinnings of reality would merge with the mysteries of the thereafter in such a performance, and so the intention to create an atmosphere of mathematical beauty and human expressivity (as it relates to the ‘voice’ of the viola) was the driving motivation behind the combination of these sororities and visualizations.

credits

released July 1, 2016

Viola: Rob Brophy
Electronics: Gavin Gamboa

Recorded at AH Studio, Atwater Village
May 6 2014
Studio Engineer: Ali Helnwein

Cover: Image fragmentation based on *Sounds from Nowhere* (2014) by Mahbubur Rahman

tags

license