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

Documentation date: April 4, 2020

Version state

Valid

Validation date: April 7, 2020

Version documentalist

  • meudic (meudic@ircam.fr)

Version realisation

  • Eric Daubresse (Computer Music Designer)
  • Franck Rossi (Sound engineer)

Version length

41 mn

Upgrade Motivation

update for Max8 48kHz

Comment

untested in concert

Detailed staff

  • chœur de femmes à 12 voix (soprano [colorature], 5 soprano, 5 contralto, mezzo-soprano [])
  • trompette (aussi trompette piccolo [en mib] ), percussionniste, 2 cors [sur scène] , 2 trompettes [sur scène] (aussi 1 trompette piccolo [en mib] ), 2 trombones [sur scène] , tuba basse [sur scène] , 3 percussionnistes [sur scène] , 2 claviers électroniques/MIDI/synthétiseurs [sur scène]
(Detailed staff comes from Brahms, send mail to brahms-contenu@ircam.fr for correction.)

Electronic equipment list

Audio Equipment

  • 8 Loudspeaker - Loudspeakers
  • 2 subwoofer - Subwoofers
  • 1 DM2000 - Digital Mixers (Yamaha)

Computer Music Equipment

  • 1 MacBook Pro - Apple Laptops (Apple)
    OS 10.12.6
  • 1 Max 8 - Max (Cycling74)
    8.1.1
  • 1 Fireface 400 - Sound Board (RME)
  • 2 KX 88 - MIDI Keyboard (Yamaha)
    Both keyboards are stacked
  • 1 Footswitch / Sustain Pedal - Footswitch / Sustain Pedal
  • 1 Volume Pedal - Volume Pedal
  • 1 Midi interface - MIDI Interfaces
  • 1 MIDI booster - Booster

Premiere

  • April 25, 1997, Allemagne, Cologne, Witten, Tage für neue Kammermusik

Publisher :

  • Ricordi

Realisation

  • Eric Daubresse

Work length

  • 35 mn
Download all files
File Author(s) Comment
Download [1.1 MB] Setup disposition-percu-Sirene.zip percussion sets pictures
Download [73.9 KB] Technical rider FicheTecSirene2006oslo.pdf Franck Rossi
Download [2.4 MB] Score KEYBOARD A.pdf Luca Francesconi keyboard A (sampler) score - Program Changes are missing, see in conductor score (P.O.)
Download [1009.1 KB] Score KEYBOARD B .pdf Luca Francesconi keyboard B (event triggers) score
Download [653.4 KB] Cahier d'exploitation LF_S_97-FR.pdf Marc Battier historic "cahier d'exploitation" for reference
Download [56.6 KB] Setup Oslo.pdf Franck Rossi Loudspeaker and audio setup plan
Download [58.7 MB] Patch Sirenes-Gespenster2020-max8-samplor.dmg software emulation of the Akai sampler
Download [2.9 GB] Patch Sirenes-Gespenster2020-max8.dmg max patch, libraries and sound files

Instructions

Presentation of the piece:

Sirene-Gespenster is a piece for voice, ensemble and real time electronics.

The electronics consists in spatialised soundfiles and harmonizers on voice and percussions.

Loudspeaker, audio and stage setup

Midi setup

Two master keyboard for one instrumentalist on stage, connected via midi to the main computer.

The first keyboard ("A") plays the samplor~ object to emulate the akai z8. A folder called 'Sirenes-Gespenster2020-max8-samplor' contains bank programs that will set it up before the concert. This keyboard should have :

  • a midi sustain pedal
  • a midi volume pedal
  • easily accessible program change buttons

The second keyboard ("B") triggers events (soundfiles and real time effect).

Software installation

Open max8.

Add the folder Sirenes-Gespenster2020-max8 to the file preferences.

Open Sirene-gespenster-max8.maxpat

Patch presentation

Each event (soundfiles and/or treatments) is triggered by a specific note on keyboard B coupled with a specific program (1 or 2).

Program 16 stops all the soundfiles.

The mixing level of percu, voice and master can be controlled during the performance with a BCF 2000 (cf. "p midifaders")

There are 4 adc ins: 1 & 2 for voice, 3 & 4 for percussion

There are 8 dac outs: 1 & 2 for far hps on stage, 3 4 5 6 for hps left front, right front, left middle, right middle, left back and right back.

Initialisation of the patch:

1- Press "load soundfiles"

2- Choose the midi port from keyboard B and check that the patch is receiving midi notes

In 'p midifader' choose the midi port for the midi mixer and check it (it controls percu, voice and master levels on controler 7 channel 1, 2 and 3) .

3- press 'reset'

4- dac on

5- midi on

Check the DSP status

Execution de la pièce:

Initialise the patch.

Just before the public entrance, play the sound file 'Tubi-tornando' (there is a bang button for that in the main patch) and play it pianissimo until the first event (trigerred by keyboard B).

Software Sampler (samplor~ version)

The Akai sampler is now replaced by a software solution.

Start sirenes-gespenster-samplor-mono.v1.maxpat with max8

NB : Max File preferences should point to Sirenes-Gespenster2020-max8-samplor

This max patch uses the samplor~ object to emulate the hardware sampler.

Soundbanks :

1. Sirenes1

2. Sirenes2

3. Sirenes3

4. OFF

5. Sirenes5

All these 5 sound banks are completely described into the "sirene-gespenter-multis" text file :

0, 1 "PIANO HC2 -L.wav" 60. 21 38 1 127 0 0 0. 24.;

1, 1 "PIANO HD#2-L.wav" 60. 39 42 1 127 0 0 0. 21.;

2, 1 "PIANO HA2 -L.wav" 60. 43 50 1 127 0 0 0. 15.;

3, 1 "PIANO HD#3-L.wav" 60. 47 54 1 127 0 0 0. 9.;

4, 1 "PIANO HA3 -L.wav" 60. 55 59 1 127 0 0 0. 3.;

5, 1 "PIANO HF#4-L.wav" 60. 60 67 1 127 0 0 0. -6.;

6, 1 "PIANO HC5 -L.wav" 60. 68 120 1 127 0 0 0. -12.;

7, 1 "PIANO HF#5-L.wav" 60. 74 120 1 127 0 0 0. -18.;

8, 1 "PIANO HA5 -L.wav" 60. 80 120 1 127 0 0 0. -21.;

9, 2 "PIANO HC2 -L.wav" 60. 21 38 1 127 0 0 0. 24.;

10, 2 "PIANO HD#2-L.wav" 60. 39 43 1 127 0 0 0. 21.;

11, 2 "PIANO HA2 -L.wav" 60. 44 46 1 127 0 0 0. 15.;

12, 2 "PIANO HD#3-L.wav" 60. 47 54 1 127 0 0 0. 9.;

13, 2 "PIANO HA3 -L.wav" 60. 55 59 1 127 0 0 0. 3.;

14, 2 "PIANO HF#4-L.wav" 60. 60 67 1 127 0 0 0. -6.;

15, 2 "PIANO HC5 -L.wav" 60. 68 120 1 127 0 0 0. -12.;

16, 2 "PIANO HF#5-L.wav" 60. 74 120 1 127 0 0 0. -18.;

17, 2 "PIANO HA5 -L.wav" 60. 80 120 1 127 0 0 0. -21.;

18, 2 "PIANO A#0-L.wav" 60. 21 28 1 127 0 0 0. 36. -11.2;

19, 2 "PIANO G1 -L.wav" 60. 29 34 1 127 0 0 0. 29. -11.2;

20, 2 "PIANO D2 -L.wav" 60. 35 40 1 127 0 0 0. 22. -11.2;

21, 2 "PIANO G#2-L.wav" 60. 41 47 1 127 0 0 0. 16. -11.2;

22, 2 "PIANO D#3-L.wav" 60. 48 54 1 127 0 0 0. 9. -11.2;

23, 2 "PIANO A#3 -L.wav" 60. 55 62 1 127 0 0 0. 2. -11.2;

24, 2 "PIANO F4 -L.wav" 60. 63 70 1 127 0 0 0. -5. -11.2;

25, 2 "PIANO B4 -L.wav" 60. 71 82 1 127 0 0 0. -11. -11.2;

26, 2 "PIANO G5 -L.wav" 60. 83 120 1 127 0 0 0. -19. -11.2;

27, 3 VENTICELLOVV.wav 60. 21 120 1 127 0 0 0. -4.;

28, 3 "CORO 6 LOOP.wav" 60. 21 120 1 127 0 0 0. -9.;

29, 3 RESPANIVIESO.wav 60. 21 57 1 127 0 0 0. 12.;

30, 3 "CLYMIB4 -L.wav" 60. 21 63 1 127 0 0 0. -15.;

31, 3 "CLYFAD4 -L.wav" 60. 64 65 1 127 0 0 0. -18.;

32, 3 "CLYLA4 -L.wav" 60. 66 120 1 127 0 0 0. -21.;

33, 3 "CLCMIB3 -L.wav" 60. 21 65 1 127 0 0 0. -3.;

34, 3 "CLCFAD3 -L.wav" 60. 66 68 1 127 0 0 0. -6.;

35, 3 "CLCLA3 -L.wav" 60. 69 71 1 127 0 0 0. -9.;

36, 3 "CLCDO4 -L.wav" 60. 72 74 1 127 0 0 0. -12.;

37, 3 "CLCMIB4 -L.wav" 60. 73 75 1 127 0 0 0. -15.;

38, 3 "CLCFAD4 -L.wav" 60. 76 120 1 127 0 0 0. -18.;

39, 5 VENTICELLOVV.wav 60. 21 120 1 127 0 0 0. -4.;

40, 5 "CORO 6 LOOP.wav" 60. 21 120 1 127 0 0 0. -9.;

41, 5 RESPANIVIESO.wav 60. 21 57 1 127 0 0 0. 12.;

42, 5 "CLYMIB4 -L.wav" 60. 21 63 1 127 0 0 0. -15.;

43, 5 "CLYFAD4 -L.wav" 60. 64 65 1 127 0 0 0. -18.;

44, 5 "CLYLA4 -L.wav" 60. 66 120 1 127 0 0 0. -21.;

45, 5 "CLCMIB3 -L.wav" 60. 21 65 1 127 0 0 0. -3.;

46, 5 "CLCFAD3 -L.wav" 60. 66 68 1 127 0 0 0. -6.;

47, 5 "CLCLA3 -L.wav" 60. 69 71 1 127 0 0 0. -9.;

48, 5 "CLCDO4 -L.wav" 60. 72 74 1 127 0 0 0. -12.;

49, 5 "CLCMIB4 -L.wav" 60. 73 75 1 127 0 0 0. -15.;

50, 5 "CLCFAD4 -L.wav" 60. 76 120 1 127 0 0 0. -18.;



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