Replicant Procession

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For two violas and sixteen loopers. This composition utilizes the same video score as Skin Procession (see Skin Procession's explanation for further information); the violists interpret it the same way. Each has a contact microphone attached to its bridge, which, at various points, sends signals to one of sixteen loopers. The tempo of each looper is manipulated by a slider, which increases the loop's tempo (and thus its pitch) as it goes up, and decreases the tempo as it goes down. Each person manipulating a looper follows the score the same way the violists do, applying the score's information to slider position, where the violists apply it to neck position.

In other words, this piece is a proxy of Skin Procession. Whereas Skin Procession is performed by an actual orchestra (or rather, a large group of violins), Replicant Procession is played by a synthetic orchestra, formed in real time out of samples from acoustic instruments.

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from Three Stages of the Uprising, released June 14, 2019

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Blake DeGraw Seattle, Washington

Composer, improviser, performance artist. These are my various solo and collaborative projects.

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