Short Ride in a Fast Chihuahua

March 22, 2014 6:26 PM

A collage for Disklavier and Toy Chihuahua. My toy dog always barks 26 times in a row. I asked composers to send microscores for piano, each 26 beats long, to be synchronized to the chihuahua's voice. Fifteen composers contributed about sixty scores.

The chihuahua performed at the Qubit Machine Music festival at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in New York in February 2014. There's a video at

Composers (including some mefites!): Ranjit Bhatnagar, Jason Charney, RP Collier, Langdon Crawford, Christi Denton, Rachael Forsyth, Ben Houge, Lem Jay Ignacio, Bryan Jacobs, James Joslin, Ari Lacenski, Tony Marasco, Kala Pierson, Erik Satie (adapted by Ranjit Bhatnagar), Isaac Schankler, and Schuyler Thum.

posted by moonmilk (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I enjoyed "doge variations" series, if only for the title.
posted by idiopath at 9:25 AM on March 23, 2014

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