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Talking Tom

for clarinet and live electronics
for Sophie

Talking Tom for clarinet and live electronics is a short character piece written about my cat, Tom. It represents my first foray into the field of live electronics processing, and mostly uses the sound of clarinet and sampled recordings of my cat as the soundscape upon which the solo clarinet plays. The piece explores the playfulness and grace of a cat, while trying to avoid a cliché or kitsch style of music. The recorded sounds, feline and clarinet, were processed using mostly granular techniques, including stereo scattering and randomized reordering. Several other techniques such as delay tools and comb filters were utilized as well.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Cory Brodack
                                                                                                                                                                                       December 2019

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