Pacific (Score & Parts)-OB/CL/BSN/ELECTRONICS
Composer: Eichenbaum, Daniel
Based Upon a Poem by Elizabeth Savage
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and electronics
by Daniel Eichenbaum (b. 1977)- American composer
Pacific incorporates the composer's own field recordings of the Pacific Ocean along with recorded narration of the poem. Filtering and manipulation of the ocean sounds create the pitch, melodic lines, and harmonies of the fixed media part. Much of the poem's text is intentionally muffled and concealed in the fixed media part by the sounds of the ocean. Instead, the natural cadence and rhythms from the narrator create the rhythms from which the trio performs. The poem, then, lives through the trio's performance of these rhythms.
The required fixed media audio files necessary for performance of Pacific may be found on the composer's website. This title comes with one full score, and three individual parts which include indications from the audio track, and extensive cues from the other two parts. Dedicated to the PEN Trio, and premiered by the PEN Trio in Fairmont, West Virginia.