Double (for flute and live electronics) uses anticipatory score following and generative computer techniques to expand on the idea of a ‘double’, both in the sense of the Baroque variation form and in the literal sense of an electronic ‘double’.
The work unfolds in a series of variations and interaction types, which vary in thematic treatment, instrumental gesture and computer response. The formal plan alternates irregular repeating figures fluctuating around tonal centres with widely leaping variations on a chromatic ‘ground’. The score following techniques trigger generative computer responses to reveal progressively more elaborate interactions.
A studio recoridng of Double will be relased in 2022. Double was developed in collaboration with Richard Craig.