benjamin thigpen

  paths 2011
  turn 2010
  still 2009
  shift 2009
  head transplant experiment 2008
  malfunction30931 2007
  undertow 2006
  brief candle 2005
  0.95652173913 2005
  incandescence 2003
  espoir 2003
  balagan 2001
  not even the rain 2000
  step,under 1998
  dust 1997
  ashes,ashes 1996
  h 1995
  appel 1995
  dédale 1994
  études au mouvant, 2e livre 1994


for acoustic instrument and computer

Interpreted and performed
by Jean-François Laporte
for Tu-Yo and computer
11 November 2010
Discord Proving Ground, chapter 8.0
Ochiai Soup, Tokyo


     Verb. 1) To change or cause to change direction. To move something so that it is in a different position in relation to its surroundings. To change the position of one's body so that one is facing in a different direction. 2) To change in nature, state, form, or color; to become. To cause to change in such a way; to cause to become.
     Noun. 1) A change of direction when moving. A development or change in circumstances or a course of events. A time when one specified period of time ends and another begins. A bend or curve in a road, path, river, etc. A place where a road meets or branches off another. 2) A short performance.” (New Oxford American Dictionary.)

turn imposes a process and a procedure. Within this framework, the musician is free to do nearly anything he wants. Thus to interpret the work is really to become a co-creater of an original piece of music. Jean-François Laporte, who commissioned the work, has prepared a particularly striking interpretation for Tu-Yo, an instrument of his own invention. In this performance, I am controlling the sound diffusion.

Comissioned by Totem Contemporain 2010.