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ONORAME

Chapareke Hidroclido + Live Electronics & Video


Omar Fraire - 2016

ONORAME
Program Notes:
The Chapareke is an ancient Ralmuli instrument from the north of
Mxico. It is built from the stem of the maguey's flower. It has three metal
strings. The stick is placed over the mouth, the strings are plucked and
the mouth acts as a resonance filter.
Onorame gave this instrument to the Ralmuli people in order to balance
the energy of the worlds. Its name means "the of God's house"
Performance Notes:
The Chapareke should be amplified and
processed through max/msp. It also requires
video projection. Processes and video are
automatized in the patch.
Tuning of the strings are unison at an ad libitum
pitch.
A small portable fan and a long thin screw are
required for string excitement. The screw should
be about 20 cm long and 4mm of diameter.
The score allows some degree of free
interpretation.

Timeline in seconds marks approximate


duration of events and precise synchronization
where the dotted lines are indicated.

Grain sounds. Produced by the screw on


strings. Rub the strings slowly enough to
pluck them with the threads of the screw. The
more the pressure, the louder the dynamics.

Rhythmic motive to
be varied. hit the
strings
with the
screw.

Parallel motion of the


screw on the strings

Pizzicato with fingers

Use of portable fan. Excite


the string with the fan
blades in motion

Events enclosed in boxes


are going to be played
freely
according
to
instructions above and
during the extension of the
horizontal arrow.

Staff for the electronics


indicates where and what
processes are started or
ended.

A graph details the nature


of the sound produced by
the electronics.

ONORAME

Chapareke Hidroclido + Live Electronics & Video

30''

0''
intro - moderato

vary + combine
events

Ch

with screw

rhythmic
motive

1'

2'
agitato

grain
motive

randomize

E
start
patch

(rec)

4' 30'' 5'

pizz
motive

drone

4'

3'

p subito
,

oegf

> ,

8'
morendo

drone
motive

with fan

9'ca.

vary

ff

(state/p
reset)
(video)

(video)

Middletown, CT
_2016