Nina C. Young

Composer and Sound Artist

Title: Chatter (2011)
Performer: Amy Horvey
Instrumentation: trumpet and electronics
Duration: 08:00

Program Note:

Chatter evolved from my interest in the "cocktail party effect" - the ability to focus one's listening attention on a single talker among a mixture of conversations. The solo trumpet, written with an intentionally vocal character, is the focal point, but our attention is diverted by the human chatter coming from different point sources throughout the hall.

In live performance, the trumpet player is on stage with 4 speakers flanking the audience.

Nina C. Young - composer