Music

The Machine Awakes (2012)

WORLD PREMIERE: May 10th, 2012, Cedar Ridge High School, Hillsboro, NC - Arris Golden, conductor

for beginning, youth, and community bands + electronics

Commissioned by a consortium of high schools and middle schools organized by Arris Golden (see full list below)

The Machine Awakes is the sound of something not human (but of humans hands) - something not entirely organic, but most definitely alive - waking up for the first time. From the opening swirling textures, we sense the first hesitant sparks of thought, attempting to find form and coherence. This new machine - sentient, aware - comes fully awake, possessed of emphatic self-determination and unfathomable purpose.

The electronics for this work are triggered from a computer (Macintosh or Windows) via a self-contained program, freely downloadable from this website, or from an iPhone/iPad, using the app available on the Apple App Store ($0.99).

ELECTRONIC ACCOMPANIMENT FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE
Macintosh / Windows computers ($0)
Add to Cart
App for iPad/iPhone/Android ($0.99)
Download on the App Store Android app on Google Play

COMMISSIONING CONSORTIUM MEMBERS:

Orchestra

Professional / Uni

Educational/Youth


Band

Professional / Uni

Medium / Difficult

Educational/Youth


Mixed