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28.08.08


Jacky Schreiber - Quaternaire [2\'56\'\']

Quaternaire uses as the only raw material a chord played (strummed) on the cuatro. The venezuelan cuatro is a 4 stringed guitar-like instrument. It is the main stringed instrument used in most of venezuelan folk music. The cuatro arrives to Venezuela in the form of renaissance guitar or small guitar during the spanish conquest on the XVI century. The strummed cuatro chord was processed using the software Audiomulch by Ross Bencina. The title refers to the instrument's name, it's 4 strings and also pretends to describe a soundscape of the quaternary period.