Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh
13th February 2015
I promoted and did the sound projection for the Scottish premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Hymnen" for four-channel tape. The concert included a short talk about the piece after which I played Regions I and II followed by an interval, and the Regions III and IV.
I used a Maihak W66c fader to control the overall volume level via the Metric Halo sound card. This is the same type of fader used in the WDR STudio for Electronic Music from the 1950s through to the late 1970s, so provided a nice connection to the performance practice used in the studio realisation of the piece.