FERROUS for FIXED FORMAT AUDIO AND VIDEO

PROGRAM NOTES

Ferrous is a piece that showcases the unique properties of ferrofluid. This liquid contains microscopic magnetic particles, which will react to any external magnetic field. By introducing a magnet, we can see the fluid take the shape of the magnetic field lines emanating from that magnet. In this piece, all of the magnets are manipulated below the ferrofluid, but their shape and movement remains clear as the liquid mimics them. The score seeks to give each of these different magnets a character of its own. All of the audio is derived from two sources — liquid and metal.

 

Composition Details

Completed in 2012 and premiered on May 9th, 2012 at Patricia Corbett Theater in Cincinnati, OH.

 

Instrumentation

Stereo Audio and 1080p HD Video

 

Duration

~7 minutes

Recording

 

 

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