Colonial March 2.0

January 2009, Ghent

This is a study for <Heli>, Logos' helicon robot. The robot was very new when I wrote this, and I wanted to demonstrate the different possiblities. One of the more special features was the ability to add sound input to the compressor. Godfried intended this for multiphonics and such. But any form of audio input is possible, so I streamed an old recording of military music from the 20's through the helicon (and so referring to the instruments origins).

In some parts of this work I try to make <Heli> sound like a real Helicon should. But at other parts I intend to go far beyond that and explore the possibilities of this instrument if the human performer is left out.