Chance Piece for Flute and Tape

2008 7 minutes
oboe or saxophone or flute — and tape
 Zurich, Switzland

This work combines several compositional techniques which are important for me: the use of chance and the creation of new sounds with found objects and abstracting these with the computer. The flute part is almost entirely written with chance procedures. The “tape” (today the computer) material was made with found sounds which are partly used unchanged but also altered with the computer.

There are four sections of about two minutes in duration: the first with predominantly metal sounds, the second with pipe noises (“popping” and blowing), the third with stones (rubbed and banged) and finally a shorter section with stone and wood sounds.

Chance Piece for Flute and Tape
Hans-Peter Frehner Flute