Duet for Morphine and Crystal
Each angle in an x-ray diffraction pattern can be mapped to an audible frequency, transforming a crystalline structure into sound. In this piece, complex clusters of tones derived from morphine crystal resonances are juxtaposed over a rhythmic bed supplied by the more percussive timbre of the cymbal. The mapping technique was introduced by Tom Staley and myself in ``Sound of Crystals," which appeared in the September 1992 issue of Experimental Musical Instruments.
It's 3:16 long and about 3 Megs.
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