The Onset of Beauty

The Onset of Beauty is a study in driving several virtual instruments with a keyboard set up devised for live performance. Essentially I’m dividing an Alesis Q49 into two halves to control classical guitar and flute virtual instruments and using the compact AXiS 49 to control female vocal and gongs. The pace of the piece is a little slow since this was more complex to use then the straight layering of virtual instruments on a single keyboard that I have been using. The tuning is “normal” 12 edo.

Also Lucian Freud has died today. I’m using one of his paintings for this piece in his memory. You can find out more about him here and here.

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