for two classical guitars and acousmatic sound

Surf: to ride the waves; surging water. 'Surf' presents episodes from the metaphorical life of an object in a strange habitat: exploration, fear, overcoming instability, surprise, survival and contentment, and the need to escape - very much like an animal's first attempts to swim in the sea.

Performance requirements: Power Macintosh Computer with high quality analogue outputs, MAX software, MIDI pedal, microphones for instrument amplification, signal processing effects unit, (sound diffusion system preferable).

Recording performed by Natasha Barrett (both parts). Engineered by Natasha Barrett, City University recording studios, 1996.

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