Feathered

by Sebastian Laskowski

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This was a piece I wrote for a dance, with the same title, that was choreographed (and performed) by Heather Lamoureux and Lindsey White in the "Endosymbionts" Dance Show (SFU Woodward's, Vancouver BC).

I used guitars, string pads, voice and electroacoustics. Heather and Lindsey wanted to incorporate bird sounds, but I didn't want to make it so, well, "cheesy". The movements aren't that literal anyway, but I thought that there shouldn't be too many bird sounds happening at once. Also, this was the first time I really used stereo to give character to the piece. In the introduction, Heather is stage left (first guitar), and Lindsey is stage right (distorted). I forgot that theatre speakers are backwards, so I had to go back and switch the left and right to fit in with the overhead speakers. I don't think anyone really noticed anyway...

Here's the footage of the piece:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejO3G4lvjRM

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released February 18, 2011

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Sebastian Laskowski Vancouver, British Columbia

Sebastian is a Vancouver-based composer who fuses acoustic music with electronics. He has written for various groups, from string trio to choir to orchestra, as well as created scores for contemporary dance, film, theatre and installations. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and Goldsmiths, University of London. ... more

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