Dr. Vera Ivanova, Composer
Vera Ivanova,
composer

'...internationally recognized as an emerging artist of great talent.'

Campus Times (University of Rochester/Eastman)

Melancholy

acousmatic (2001)

Melancholy is a lyric composition based on the pre-recorded voice of Judith Caplan.

Program Notes:
Melancholy is a lyric composition based on the pre-recorded voice of Judith Caplan. The voice samples were transformed in different ways. Certain partials of words were extracted to create new spoken letters and vowels, as well as rich textures (or “fields’) of voices. The two sung notes, E and D-sharp, are repeated throughout the piece. The interchange of these two notes creates a balancing effect, associated with a children’s “seesaw.”

Instrumentation
fixed media
Movements
second movement of
Duration
6 minutes, 1 second
Premiere
April 13, 2003
Audio Sample
Melancholy-fragment
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Performances:

January 6th, 2014
Melancholy, acousmatic (2001) - Cristina Spelti, video artist
Guastalla (Italy)
"Melancholy" will be featured as a sound track to Cristina Spelti's video in the theatrical production of "EMILIA GALOTTI"
April 2nd, 2010
Melancholy, acousmatic (2001)
Moscow, Russia
Local Fashion and Russian Fashion Week
February 16th, 2010
Melancholy, acousmatic (2001)
Hill Hall (Chapel Hill, NC)
UNC Chat – Digital Arts Festival
March 25th, 2004
Melancholy, acousmatic (2001)
Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)
Into the Soundscape VI
July 6th, 2003
Melancholy, acousmatic (2001)
Scarborough, U.K.
SEA03 International Electro-acoustic conference