Tête-à-tête for violin, cello and electronic
Composer: Book Pongtorn Techaboonakho (1996-)
Musician: Tacet(i) Ensemble
Premiere at Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium 2020; 18 December 2020
Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre
“Tête-à-tête” (for violin, cello and electronic) means a face-to-face conversation in French. This piece is for strings, and live electronic which consists of a cue list of pre-prepared sounds. The string parts make extensive of extended techniques for bowing throughout the piece. The piece establishes a conversation between the performers and the electronics which play the part of another player. The live electronics trigger digital and futuristic sound elements to represent a digital music instrument played by a robot. It is thus like a conversation between people and a machine.