“Ahh, the trumpet. Now there’s an instrument on which one can truly embarrass himself!”
(dys)functions for trumpet and fixed media presents the potentiality of functionality where traditionally dysfunctionality is the quality. Also, its construction is based entirely on noises from a trumpet.
Sam Wells wrote (dys)functions for himself, and gave the premiere performance on November 12, 2011 as part of a concert presented by the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance.
Notes on the setup of the electronics and trumpet compressor:
It is recommended that the trumpet is amplified and run through the compression feature in the (dys)functions Max/MSP patcher, which requires four audio outputs. Outputs 1 and 2 are for the stereo mix of the fixed media. Output 3 is the click track for the performer. Output 4 is the compressed live trumpet. The compression parameters must be modified to the performer and venue. Output 4 should be mixed with Outputs 1 & 2 at the mixing board. It is desired that the live trumpet be at level equal to that of the the fixed media.
Included in the patcher is a Rehearsal Mode function that allows for the fixed media & click track to be reduced in tempo. Also, there is an option to begin playback at any given rehearsal letter.
Max/MSP Runtime Installer
suggested audio setup
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