Riding The Euclidean Planes


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Riding the Euclidean Planes is an algorithmic composition for Disklavier, electronics, and live video.

The piece describes the properties of a globe and is named after the Greek mathematician Euclid, the “Father of Geometry”. The ever-symmetric properties of the applied scale is reflected in the globe in the video. This, too, is symmetric even if it may not always appear to be so.

The symmetric scale used in the (midi) part for the Disklavier drives both the electronic data and video. Its rotating characteristics are ideal for musical permutations.

Part of the electronic source material is a computer model of the sounds of a piano string that acts as a matrix for the used software.

Both music and video are made with Max MSP and Jitter.

Danny de Graan's "Riding the Euclidean Planes" received an honorable mention from the Conlon Foundation in 2015 during the Conlon Music Prize 2015 for Disklavier Plus

Details

Instrumentation

Disklavier (computer controlled piano)
Live Electronics
Live Video

Duration

9'

Date

2015

Commissioned by

N.A.

Sheet music

N.a.

Award(s)

Honorable mention from the Conlon Foundation in 2015 during the Conlon Music Prize 2015 for Disklavier Plus

First performance

Gaudeamus Music Festival - Utrecht - September 9, 2015

Other Performances

Gaudeamus x Conlon 2019