amaize’infrills – 2008 (dedicated to the corn in my hair)
With special thanks to Germaine Sijstermans.
The following 20 mp3 files will need to be acquired (from me) and then put onto an mp3 player of some kind:
ascorbic acid | citric acid | cornpops | creamed corn |
dextrose | diglycerides | fructose | glucose syrup |
HCFS | lecithan | lysine | malodextrin | modified starch |
mono-glycerides | MSG | polysols, for the caramel colour |
triglycerides | unmodified starch | xanthum gum | zea mays |
The diligent performer, or slightly obsessive one, will then familiarize themselves with all the nuances of each track over several hours of easy-listening (the typical performer will likely not to go to this amount of trouble). Personally, I always wanted this piece to be played in or in front of a supermarket.
In case you hadn’t managed to decipher it, the majority of the audio was recorded in a grocery store (‘no frills’ – Toronto, Ontario), the remaining audio was recorded in a corn-field in the Quinte area (again, Ontario). There are also a few bleeps added by myself to fill out the texture of the piece. The clarinetist is presented with a maze of options in the score and whatever random selection that’s made by the mp3 player.
copyright 2008, Graham Flett, all rights reserved.
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