Invisible Territory :: An interactive sonification for shakuhachi and Go playersMark Pedersen (Computer) & Ralf Muhlberger (Shakuhachi)
Invisible Territory is an interactive sonification for (live) shakuhachi and (absent) Go players. For this piece, a record of a historical game (Fujisawa Shuko v. Rin Kaiho, 1972) is animated by improvised shakuhachi (Ralf Muhlberger). In the sonification, the shakuhachi triggers the placement of stones on an (virtual) board, superimposed on the performance space. As the game takes place, sound events representing the newly placed stones move through the performance space, while the more static echo of earlier moves mimics the build-up of patterns on the board. The stones pull and push against the shakuhachi in an echo of the contest played out in the game, until the tension resolves into unity as the game reaches its conclusion.
Performed 12 July 2005 at the Australasian Computer Music Conference.
Sheet MusicSilent Night, Western notation with Kinko style markup (pdf: A4, US Letter)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Western notation with Kinko style markup (pdf: A4, US Letter)
ImagesMy and others' photos on flickr, tagged with Shakuhachi.
Ralf MuhlbergerLearning Shakuhachi since 1997. Member of the Australian Shakuhachi Society and the International Shakuhachi Society.
Past EventsBrisbane Big Blow 2010: Group lessons, seminars and performance space. 2nd August 2010 at The University of Queensland.