My Sweet Latin Lover II
for flute (plugged), e-guitar and live-electronic
(FP:: 2002 Leipzig) duration: 9min
text by Iris ter Schiphorst, Thomas Moore (â€žTo…â€œ) and William Blake (â€žThe sick roseâ€œ)
World-Premiere: 13/11/2002, Concert of the â€šForums ZeitgenÃ¶ssische Musik Leipzigâ€™ and MDR
Sarah Hornsby- flute, Daniel GÃ¶ritz, e-guitar
‘My Sweet Latin Lover’ is a tender-ironical tribute to love - and it’s perfidy…â€œ I.t.S.
â€ž A copy of the recording of the whole piece is available on request. (Strictly for promotion only)â€œ
Latin Lover II advices
Both instruments are to be amplified in a manner suitable for the venue. It is best if the flutist uses a contact microphone directly on the flute and a second microphone on a stand for the vocal passages. The flutist additionally needs an effects unit (for example, a guitar effects pedal) with a foot-operated switch and a volume pedal. The guitarist likewise needs a multiple effects unit with a volume pedal or individual components for the three basic sounds: clean, distortion, and wah-wah.
The setup outlined below for the flute represents an ideal solution, but slightly modified variants are also possible. For example, assuming sufficient comprehensibility, the fluteâ€™s contact microphone can also be used for the vocal passages, and the stand-microphone dispensed with. The electric guitarâ€™s sound can either be mixed together with that of the flute through the hallâ€™s sound system or heard exclusively over a compact amplifier directly on the stage.
Effect settings for the flute:
1 = pitch shift one octave lower (and tuned ca. 30 cents higher) + a little distortion
2 = pitch shift a minor second higher (and tuned ca. 20 cents higher)
3 = pitch shift a minor second lower (and tuned ca. 10 cents higher)
4 = pitch shift an octave lower
5 = pitch shift an octave lower (and tuned ca. 20 cents lower) + chorus (ca. 50% speed, ca. 33% depth)
Effect settings for the electric guitar:
1 = clean (possibly with a bit of chorus)
2 = wah-wah (wide frequency response)
3 = distortion (controllable by the player)
(the three basic sounds are also to be employed with variations and in combinations)