International Computer Music Conference 2016 Music Track

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Fluid Diffusion for piano and computer

This work was composed for piano and a live computer system. It consists of five sections that have four contrasting characters. The computer part is programmed in Max, and five real-time signal processing routines are employed. The piano sound played on the stage is granulated, its frequency is modulated structurally, and painted to the entire piece. This cloud of sound particles forms sound fluid, and it is diffused along with piano performance. 
‘Fluid Diffusion’ was commissioned and premiered by Yoshiko Shibuya in Tokyo, in September, 2015.


Takayuki Rai     web site

Takayuki RAI, born in Tokyo in 1954, studied composition with Y.Irino in Japan and H.Lachenmann in Germany, and computer music with Paul Berg at the Institute of Sonology in the Netherlands. He worked at the Institute of Sonology as a guest composer in the 1980s. Since 1991 he is teaching computer music and composition at Sonology Department, Kunitachi College of Music, since 2014 at Toho College of Music, and from 2015 at Sichuan Conservatory of Music, as well as taught at Lancaster University in The United Kingdom between 2006 and 2013.
His works have been selected at numerous international competitions. He also won the premier award at 13th International Electroacoustic Music Competition Bourges, the Irino Composition Prize, and 1st prize at the NEWCOMP International Computer Music Competition. In 1991 he received the ICMA Commission Award.
His scores are published by DONEMUS in The Netherlands and recordings of his works are included in various CDs released by such as Wergo, le Chant de Monde, CENTAUR, Digital Art Creation, and FONTEC.


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