Live performance by Joseph Van Hassel at PASIC 2013.
Instrumentation: snare drum and live electronics
Duration: 8 minutes
Commissioned by: Joseph Van Hassel
World Premiere: April 9, 2011. Joseph Van Hassel, Hartt School of Music.
Recording available on Joseph Van Hassel’s album Correlates and Music from SEAMUS Vol. 25.
fzzl fuses the acoustic and electronic through the use of a small transducer attached to the bottom of the snare drum, which resonates electronic sounds directly through the drum. A contact microphone allows the percussionist to trigger and interact with electronic modifications and extensions of the snare drum’s sound using custom software created with Max/MSP. The piece incorporates elements of West African dance-drumming, hip-hop, and experimental electronica.
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Live performance by Megan Shieh, January 29, 2015.