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Broken Cello

A piece for solo cello for performance with a recording of itself, playing in 1-2 devices set on continuous random play. The piece may also be performed by 2-4 players, with or without the recording(s).

Starting each of the three players below will create a stereo mix approximation of the randomization of three audio sources playing the same 31 tracks.

Experiment with starting the players at different tracks. Unfortunately these Box players do not shuffle play. They run sequentially track-to-track, but you can achieve some degree of 'false' randomization with manual manipulation. The longer the 31 tracks continously loop, the more the players will drift out of sync and seem more random, even though they are still playing in sequence.

Interesting sequences:

1. 12-15
2. 14-18 (Atmosphere)
3. 18-21 (Bells)
4. 20-24 (Bells and Waterphone)
5. 23-27 (Bells, Waterphone, Voices with effects)

Interesting seeds:

1. 7 ,8, 24
2. 27, 1 , 16

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