CALL AND RESPONSE
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767) composed a collection of six sonatas for flute duet, all sharing a common feature: they are canons at the unison. In performance of these "canonic sonatas", the players share a single part: the leader starting and the follower entering some number of beats later at the start of the same music. Apart from some minor details, the second player in this arrangement is a hyper-analog delay pedal; perfect for the 18th century, but this century is all about digitizing the analog world.
CALL AND RESPONSE brings Telemann's music into the digital age. Utilizing Max/MSP, the sonatas are realized with a single player and electronic delay. To further explore the possibilities posed by the Telemann pieces, six composers have taken one of Telemann's sonatas and composed pieces that expand upon the canonic concept in a variety of ways: