2 weeks left...The instruments are 99 percent ready. I am working on endurance and connecting all the polyrhythm into a unity.
Ying-Hsueh @ Copenhagen
I am preparing intensively for the world premiere of " Maskine" by Toke Odin, which will take place on April 8th ( see upcoming events) :
The set up, consisting 14 metals formerly used for machines, is 87 percent ready ( still lacking 2 metals hanging for the foot pedal and minor adjustments).
It has taken a long time for composer Toke Odin ( who is also the instrument builder for this piece) to take off sharp edges and the buzzy noises from the metals. The sounds are amazing -some of the big metals sounds like church bells, only more raw and " dirty".
This set-up is an art work itself depicting the core idea of the music.
This is probably the most difficult piece I have ever played ( more than Xenakis' Psappha!) as it is 20 minutes of variations of polyrhythms ( sometimes 6 voices together, with 4 mallets and both feet) without any breaks.
However, if played well, it is very effective- I am working on the endurance and many difficult polyrhythms patterns.