Passing Time

for tenor sax, actor and stereo tape

Passing Time (1984) explores the computer's capability to perform metrically complex patterns with unique spatial orientation, allowing for otherwise impossible compositions -- works that exceed human performance. The piece is based on linear predictive analysis of a recorded text, with the saxophone complementing the spatial aspect of the computer part. The composition was premiered in July, 1984 with Steve Adams at MIT. Special thanks to Barry Vercoe and the staff at MIT's Music and Cognition Group for their technical assistance and use of their facilities.

Click on the links below to download a score of Passing Time or an audio excerpt of Steve Adams premiere performance of the work.

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