Ulation uses the computer as a second instrument to listen to and change the sound of the viola. This is done through intentional glitches and samples triggered when certain notes or gestures are hit which the player then reacts to. At points the viola could almost be described as shredding, like a rock guitar solo.
My overall aim for music involving electronics is for the player to have no need to tell the computer through any other way than playing where they are in the piece; the computer just follows like a normal player. Ulation is a step toward this where the computer reacts to the viola within certain constrains.
A recording of the piece is available on my debut album Dichroic Light.
- The Macbeths – Online on 03/06/2021 11:00 am
- Ulation – New Music Scotland Conference/Showcase on 24/10/2015 10:30 pm
- Strings, Wires, Threads and Guts – Emma Lloyd and Matthew Whiteside on 05/06/2015 7:00 pm
- Strings, Wires, Threads and Guts – R-Space Gallery, Lisburn on 21/05/2015 7:00 pm
- Strings, Wires, Threads and Guts – Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh on 10/05/2015 7:00 pm
- Strings, Wires, Threads and Guts – Glasgow City Halls on 06/05/2015 7:30 pm
- Dichroic Light Release on 04/05/2015
- Ulation – Bar Bloc, Glasgow on 30/09/2013 9:30 pm
- Ulation on 26/04/2013 12:00 pm
- Ulation played by Emma Lloyd on 01/02/2013 7:00 pm
- Ulation at RCS Electroacoustic on 28/05/2012 7:30 pm
- Ulation, Scottish Ensemble on 25/04/2012 7:30 pm