The setup and the execution of the electroacoustic part of this work requires a Computer Music Designer (Max expert).

Performance date: Feb. 8, 2020 - First performance

Documentation date: Feb. 11, 2020

Version state

Valid

Validation date: May 7, 2020

Version documentalist

  • lemouton (lemouton@ircam.fr)

Version realisation

  • Bagnoli Luca (Sound engineer)
  • Sasha J. Blondeau (Composer)
  • Philippe Hattat (Performer)

No other version available

Detailed staff

  • piano
(Detailed staff comes from Brahms, send mail to brahms-contenu@ircam.fr for correction.)

Electronic equipment list

Audio Equipment

  • 2 Microphone - Microphone
  • 8 Loudspeakers - Loudspeakers
  • 1 subwoofer - Subwoofers
  • 5 Transducers - Transducers
    in the piano

Computer Music Equipment

  • 1 MacBook Pro - Apple Laptops (Apple)
  • 1 iPad - Tablets (Apple)
    with mira software
  • 1 Max 8 - Max (Cycling74)
  • 1 antescofo~ - External objects (Ircam)
    v1.0-267
  • 1 Ircam Spat - Library (Ircam)
    spat5.panoramix
  • 1 Mira - Library (Cycling74)
  • 1 Csound - Sound Synthesis (csounds.com)
    v6.10.0

Premiere

  • Feb. 8, 2020, France, Paris, Radio France, Studio 104

Realisation

  • Serge Lemouton

Work length

  • 10 mn
Download all files
File Author(s) Comment
Download [2.2 MB] Document Radio France Documentation Herve Bouley
Download [3.1 GB] Patch UrphanomenIIb.dmg Sasha J. Blondeau
Download [9.4 MB] Score Urphanomen IIb score Sasha Blondeau
Download [230.6 MB] Recording(s) RadioFrance Recording Radio France concert stereo recording - Radio France Broadcast Mix

Instructions

Urphanomen IIb Sasha J.Blondeau

Electroacoustic setup description

All the synthetic sounds of the electroacoustic part of Urphanomen IIB are generated by csound, spatialised with Ircam Spatialisateur (panoramix) around the audience and synchronised with the instrumental part with antescofo.

Transducers inside the instrument are used to project some electronic sounds to the piano table.

Loudspeaker setup

8 loudspeakers around the audience :

1 subwoofer

dac

  • outputs 15/22 around the audience

  • outputs 1/5 to the piano transducers

adc

input : mono mix from the piano microphones

MAX patch

installation

  • install csound

  • required Csound version 6.10 (double samples) Dec 21 2017 [commit: 3bc82359c20c6c35cf0240b9fe8c8fb4ad29ddf4] - warning : due to a bug in csound version > 6.10 are not compatible !

  • csound~: csound~ v1.1.3(vb+)

  • install the ircam-spat package

  • install the bach package

  • start max 8

  • add the ur-max, ur-simulation and install folders to the max path

score following

  • open the urph-locator.maxproj project

  • the urph-locator patch was developed using the bach library to replace the dicontinued ascograph to monitor the score following.

  • for rythmic precision and safety some cues are to be triggered manually : In the antescofo score, all labels starting with "D_" should be triggered manually.

patch presentation

simulation

The patch can be tested before the rehearsal with the provided recording of the solo piano part.

keyboard shortcuts

  • c - start csound

  • a - antescofo start

  • g - start from last label

  • up arrow : next label

  • s : suivi ON

  • S : suivi OFF

  • escape : to stop

startup/concert checklist

Before starting the concert :

  • open the urph-locator.maxproj project

  • open the URPH_IIv3.patch

  • start dsp

  • press c to initialize csound

  • adjust the piano input level ("niveau d'entrée")

  • startfrom mes1

  • press s to launch the score follower when the pianist is ready to start.



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Version documentation creation date: Feb. 11, 2020, 5:40 p.m., update date: March 24, 2021, 3:01 p.m.