This work explores a mixture and a juxtaposition of metric, semi-metric, and ametric materials, from both acoustic and digital sources. The score for this work employs an indeterminate, bi-temporal representation. Five equal-duration segments are given for each player in each of ten sections. Although the number of segments within each section is specified, each player may independently and freely choose segments. In addition, a large-scale dynamic contour is specified for each section. The real-time signal processing system, based on the amplitude and density of acoustic events, produces up to eight polyphonic textures or gestures. The title of this work is taken from Allen Ginsberg's 1961 poem "Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Deathchamber." This recording was realized with performances by Payton MacDonald and Jason Treuting.
Christopher Ariza performing live electronics with KIOKU. More information.