Performance Software and Setup
The software required for performing the piece can be downloaded fromhttp://www.jasoncharney.com/phasechange. It requires an audio interface with stereo output and amicrophone. An onstage monitor is recommended. The software includes both the fixed mediatrack and a click track for rehearsal. The oboe should be mixed at equal volume with the backing track, except for at the loudest points. The included reverb module may be adjusted for the acousticsof the performance space, but should be used with discretion to simply blend the track andinstrument.
The piece begins with the oboist blowing through the instrument without the reed. It should beready to be quickly replaced in the instrument for normal playing.If a triangular notehead points down, the performer should exhale through the instrument for theduration; if it points up, the performer should inhale through the instrument: Whole note exhaled through the instrument:Eighth note inhaled: A
above a note indicates that all holes should be covered:Otherwise, the instrument should be played with all holes open.Key clicks are indicated by the symbol above a note. Key clicks should employ all fingers andpress keys in no particular order, but should always be played with force for maximum projectioninto the performance space. Spacing of the symbol indicates relative speed. In the following example,key clicks begin quite fast and then slow down over four beats: