Vivaldi's Cup
James Liddle - 1999

Vivaldi's Cup is my second electroacoustic work and was composed using an Akai S2000 sampler. It focuses on layering manipulations of the short percussive sounds created by hitting and scraping a cup. Contrasted against this are the softer sounds of a whispering voice. Recurring partial statements ofthe opening moments are set against both original and derived material from the main theme, much akin to a baroque ritornello structure.