ANGELUS EN PLUS (2016)

 

 PERFORMANCE CREDIT - Anné-Marie Condacse, Soprano

 
 
"Angelus en Plus" is a phenomenological investigation into the relationship between time and identity conducted through the filter of analog haecceity. The structure of the work emerges from a sample of a piece of plainchant that consists of a single word: "Angelus." This sample is then transformed by means of the segmentation and recombination of its elements. Specifically, the 12 notes that comprise the sample are arrayed into four statements presented in a progressively additive manner, with the last constituting the entirety of the sample in its original form. The duration of the work is coextensive with three iterations of groups of these modular components that in sum constitute the cantus firmus of the work as a whole. Ornamenting this cantus firmus is a second voice-part consisting of a drone effectuated at the fundamental frequency of the cantus firmus by an electric guitar. Finally, upon this array of elements is overlaid a vocal melody borrowed from a Binchois chanson that animates the following words: "De plus en plus se renouvelle."

 

GEAR **

AMP ALPHA

ELECTRIC

FLANGER

MIXER

OCTAVE

PHASER

PHONOGRAPH ALPHA

TAPE ALPHA

TAPE ZETA

TREMOLO/PAN

** For key, cf. here

SAMPLES *

VINYL LP #14

* For key, cf. here