1/30/11

sixxen vixen

What up...the thing you are hearing is the keyboard percussion instrument invented by Iannis Xenakis, called the sixxen, made of flat aluminum piping and a sort of rough tuning system; six of those were played by the Third Coast Percussion Ensemble last night in a piece by Philippe Manoury. In this, samples of the sixxen (sixxens?) and some gongs, and people chattering, from after the show.

Runner-up titles:
Sixxen Tired
Deep Sixx
Sixxensational

3 comments:

  1. Nice. The little bits of crowd noise do a lot to add some drama to it.

    Also, how about "Les Sixx"

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  2. Oooohhhh ... it makes me sixxen to my stomach that you didn't think of that one in time!

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