ALLOTROPE: WORKS FOR SOLO TRUMPET, LAPTOP, PEDALS AND GUITAR AMPLIFIER
This paper traces the development of a series of works for solo trumpet with laptop electronics, pedals and guitar amplifier. Through a reflective and intersubjective account of the creative process it develops a cultural context for this activity based on the author’s experience as a trumpeter/composer/improviser living and working in Australia while also taking account of broad movements in contemporary music particularly in improvised forms.
Following a practice-based research model it investigates how composition and improvisation intersect in the author’s practice. It also describes and reflects upon the use of electronic processing, sampling, and layering in the author’s improvisational and compositional language as he outlines the broadening of his practice through the integration of this media. The study and practice of extended techniques for the trumpet and their application in this electroacoustic setting are also briefly documented here.
Presented at International Computer Music Conference 2012, Ljubjana Slovenia READ