je me nuit (2007)

flute(s) + 4ch elec­troa­coustic environment

- Per­formed by Gavin Osborn (fl), York Late Music Fes­ti­val, UK (2010)
- Per­formed by Gavin Osborn (fl), MANTIS 10th anniv. fes­ti­val, Man­ches­ter, UK (2008)


This work can be per­formed by one, two, or three flutes, using the same four-channel live elec­troa­coustic set­up using a MaxM­SP patch.

The performer(s) is grad­u­al­ly sur­round­ed and obscured by sound pro­ject­ed through the loud­speak­ers, sound which orig­i­nat­ed with and is derived from their own sound (nuit/nuis — night/harm).
The performer(s) is guid­ed by a graph­ic nota­tion as to the lay­out and per­form­ing modes of the work, and judges tim­ing by lis­ten­ing to the con­tours of the elec­troa­coustic envi­ron­ment, nav­i­gat­ing moment-to-moment changes of pres­sure.
With thanks to Gavin Osborn for work­ing on the the devel­op­ment of the piece and for the first performances.