Caddis – Notated work for solo instrument
Caddis flies live near ponds and streams. As larvae, they live underwater and make wearable tubes from local materials, such as twigs, sand, stones, or snail shells. The items they select are bound with silk and the larva hooks itself inside with the end of its abdomen. The tubes serve various purposes – stones can be added to increase traction in fast-moving streams; irregular twigs make the tube (and its inhabitant) difficult for a trout to swallow. This may be considered more of an engineering than creative process, but are they are none the less candidates for the stable of “natural assemblage artists”
Caddis draws on this phenomena creating a work from a bank of two dozen notated samples, reworking, organising and blending them into a new abode for the performer to inhabit.
Sample manipulation series (first few rows)
|Pitch set||Pitch set start point||Chunk End Point||Transposition steps up||Transposition 8ve up||Rhythm set||Rhythm set start point||Duration multiplier||Reuse row?|
|1-12||1-12||Start + 1-12||0-11||0-1||1-12||1-12||0-2||0-row num|
Samples to follow when I’ve worked them out! 🙂
Getting excited now 😀