Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

alcides lanza, hip'nos I (1973-I), 1973

Recording time: 16 min 34 s.
Instruments: For one or more instruments (trombone) and tape
Recorded at: Composer' studio in West Berlin, Germany.
Remarks: James Fulkerson, trombone.

Other resources available:
- Biography of alcides lanza
- Compositions by alcides lanza

About this composition:

Written and dedicated to composer and trombonist James Fulkerson.

Hip'nos: from the Greek 'hypnos', the God of sleep, identified by the Romans with somnus, and from 'hypnosis', sleep like condition psychically induced in which the subject is in a state of altered consciousness. The frequency spectrum of this piece is restricted to an augmented fourth that slowly enlarges only up to a ninth. This composition consists of two slightly different pieces that can be performed as solos or in any combination of 2 or more low pitched instruments. [Version A emphasizes 'wind' instrument techniques; Version B emphasizes 'string' instrumental techniques.

The 'tape part" must be realized by the participating instrumentalists, as simple as two recorded version which are started [in concert] a few seconds apart, in a free canonic imitation. The performers will then play a 'third' stream of canonic imitation, freely synchronized with the pre-recorded tracks. Premiere of Version A: James Fulkeron, during the c/pg European tournee, concert at Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden [March 23, 1973.

Premiere of Version B: c/pg and James Fulkerson, concert at the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, March 28, 1973. Other participant guests artists were Thomas Kessler, synthesizers, Philip Moll, keyboards, Axel Knuth, percussion, and Wolfgang Burkn├╝ller, Double bass.