Premiere of “ACU” at Harvard University John Knowles Paine Hall – Diffuse by the HYDRA Speaker Orchestra



Electroacoustic 8.0 Multichannel Piece

The piece is looking to emulate the concept of acupuncture by “pressing” sound to specific places in specific time and space. In this piece sound represents Vital Enery or (ch’í), and the human body represents the theater. Acupuncture (lat. Acus, needle (noun), and pungere, puncture (verb)) is a technique of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion and manipulation of needles in the body with the aim of restoring health and welfare of a patient. By inserting thin needles into specific points or resonators (known in Chinese xue) each meridian seeks to balance energy disrupted in the body which governs it. According to the Chinese conception, the vital energy (ch’í, or qui) flows through the body along meridians, or channels of communication channels, known in Chinese king. In the same way.

John Knowles Paine Hall

HYDRA Speaker Orchestra



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