Hans Tutschku

Zellen-Linien


english: cells - lines

for piano and live-electronics
year: 2007
duration: 19:00 min
studio: Klang Projekte Weimar
first performance: June 09, 2007 by Sebastian Berweck , TU Berlin

commissioned by DAAD Berlin


Zellen-Linien uses my research on prepared piano and live-electronics I undertook over the past years. I wanted to create an "electronically prepared" piano and there are no physical preparations in the instrument. Since 1999 I experimented with real-time analysis of sounds and with possibilities to control the live-electronics through the gesture of the player. A first result was the composition "Das Bleierne Klavier". Many performances of that piece enriched my experience and led finally to this new work.


Performance with Xenia Pestova
Rozsa Center Calgary on June 1st, 2018

Performance with Xenia Pestova
May 16, 2008, McGill University Montréal

Performance with Sebastian Berweck
November 25, 2011, piano+ Festival ZKM Karlsruhe

Performance with Frank Gutschmidt
Festival Tage Neuer Musik Weimar, October 10, 2010

score:

To obtain a printed copy and/or a download link to the score, follow this link to BabelScores

downloads:

The electronic part is realized as an independent application and doesn’t require a Max/MSP installation.

download electronics for Mac intel – version 1.35 (Max 6 application) – march 2015

technical requirements:

2 microphones (Neumann 184)
8-channel loudspeaker system, sourrounding the public
1 stage monitor
laptop MacBook Pro
soundcard RME Hammerfall + HDSPe Express card
MIDI-sustain pedal
converter sustain-to-MIDI

Zellen-Linien-technik-8ch

The signal of both microphones will be used to amplify the piano through speakers 1 and 2. Both microphones are send through Aux 1 and 2 to my sound-card Hammerfall Multiface (symmetrical TRS-connectors).
The 8-channel output of the sound-card (8 symmetrical TRS) will be fed to the console for redistribution over the 8 loudspeakers.

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