temper for bass clarinet and live electronics

Aaron Einbond

The bass clarinet sounds as if constantly on the verge of hysterics: its low register never far from breaking, squeaking, and splitting into multiphonics. These choleric fits are explored through a rotating sequence of multiphonic harmonies. Computer analyses of these sounds are resynthesized in response to the live clarinetist, shadowing him with evolving resonances, sonic X-rays. Despite repeated attempts at decorum, another outburst is always just beneath the surface. A clarinetist myself, it is a self-portrait.