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P.A.I.R.S. - Portable Ambisonic Impulse Response System

P.A.I.R.S is a project of UC Berkeley Graduating Senior, Andrew Rahman, and was funded by the UC Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF).  The purpose of the P.A.I.R.S. project is to capture the reverberation characteristics of historic spaces for archival and creative use. 

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Pianos (2013)

Cindy Cox, Pianos

Concerto solo piano/sampler keyboard, twelve musicians, and live electronics 

I. Dark, Racing

II. Mercurial

III. Quirky, like a turning wheel

IV. Slowly revolving, wistful

V. Brash 

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Hypochondriasis (2014)

Hypochondriasis is for chin (guqin) and live electronics. Chin is an ancient Chinese 7-string zither normally played by plucking with fingers. This piece is my first work to use electronics. For the first experiment on electronics, I choose the chin as the instrument since it’s one of the instruments I’m familiar with. However, the chin is a very personal instrument due to its soft volume and subtle timbral changes, so amplification becomes an important element and thus creates a new kind of environment, an augmented chin.

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