NWS – Ciel Étoile – First Sketches

First sketches for the piece “Ciel Étoile,” to be performed by the New World Symphony on March 9.
The project is being developed as an Independent Study with the NWS, coordinated by Joe Saavedra and Ed Keller.
In collaboration with Brendan Byrne and Namreta Kumar (hardware), Madhava Tankha, Bernardo Schorr, and Julie Huynh (software).

Idea
From the Irish group Crash Ensemble page: “The piece consists of 36 bars. Each bar is a ‘star’: a unique sound object, played in perfect unison with great concentration. The gestures of the two musicians should always be calm and rehearsed, as in a ritual.”
Because of that, we thought that a minimalistic approach to the visuals could fit better the song. The song textures reminded us of fog too, so we may add that to the next version.

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