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collective_energy

oegf | 2016

_for laptop electromagnetic field
_to ToneBurst Laptop Ensemble

collective_energy
oegf | 2016
_for laptop electromagnetic field
_to Toneburst Laptop Ensemble
_performance instructions

_program notes

The piece is performed wit h guitar pickups and telephone
pickups that the composer can provid e ( aguilapulpo (at)
gmail ).
The piece could be done by one performer up to any
number of them. Just the amount of the two different
pickups must be balanced. Hence, a group should be
divid ed in two: the group of guit ar pickups and the group
of telephone pickups.
Amplification is required and individ ual speaker per
performer is encouraged. However a stereo set up –one
channel for each group– is also possible.

Transferences of all kind of vital activity are crossing continuously our existence in several la yers. From affect
information to actual electricity. Laptops are very particular media tors between those interchanges of power and they
can allow us to sculpt that energy. In a socia l situation of producing sound as a group of performers through this
instruments, this qualities of energy are simultaneously living among the magnetism of the creative act. Those are the
materials and poetics which I’m interested to experience.

All of This shapes represent
dynamics in the vertical axis,
i.e. the thicker the area the
louder should sound.

The duration of the events and transitions between
them, is approximated. When this duration is not
notated, those events/transitions rely on the
performative identity of the ensemble and might be
derived intuitively by it through rehearsals. Time is
notated in horizontal axis.

Conductor cues are indicated where
precise synchronization is required.
Without a conductor, they could be
marked by one of the performers.
Horizontal arrows
mean continuous
transformation from
one
state
to
another

Vertical
dotted
lines
mean
synchronization is
suggested.

1 st Staff: Guitar pickups play always on the keyboard
surface.
2 nd Staff: Telephone pickups play always on the power
charger surface.
Both performer groups control the dynamics by the
proximity of the pickup to the sound source. The closer,
the louder is going to be.

events enclosed in boxes are meant
to repeat and/or change in time

Also:
1 st Staff: On the keyboard 3 different sounds activit y
should be found: *
a) one high pitched sound – mostly found in a small area
on the right bottom corner, besides the trackpad
b) a random activity noise – all over the keys
c) a low pit ched sound – small area in the left upper
corner.
2 nd Staff: On the power charger b) and c) should be found
*
* The variety of sounds and its amplitude varies in each computer. This
piece was rehearsed by ToneBurst Ensemble where at least a) and b)
could be achieved on Mac bookPro's. As minimum, two different sounds
need to be available for the performance, where b) an d c) are
interchangeable for both sound sources.

Rectangles enclose an event
that is going to be repeated
or
transformed through
time.

Horizontal dotted arrows
mean to keep producing
the event

number of repetitions

colective_energy

0) mute laptop
0.5) crank amp/spkr up
1) start youtube playlist
2) profit!
like WAVES

solo
(on
keyboard
sempre)

(on
charger
sempre)

(add one by one)

(solo)

5'' ca.

Guitar
Pickup

tutti

Hoketus

tutti

solo

,

10'' ca.

5'' ca.

achieve
stability

Hoketus

U

Telephone
Pickup

x5

U

x10

contrasting PULSE

10'' ca.

accelerando...

accelerando...

oscillato poco

súbito

achieve
chaos

s

U

2'' ca.

súbito

7'' ca.

s

tutti

5'' ca.

sfz

,
solo

accelerando...

s

tutti
2'' ca.

_oegf

circular WAVES
achieve
stability

súbito

15'' ca.

WAVES ma poco più mosso
solos

U

one by one

x2

:

D.C. al
Fine

súbito

s

s
10'' - 20'' ca.

5'' ca.

tutti
súbito ff

tutti

U
g

2'' ca.

5'' ca.

súbito

10'' - 20'' ca.

U

al niente, immobile and reincorporate

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