Rendering Error

Laurence Osborn

  • Duration

    10 mins

  • Year of composition


  • Number of performers


  • First performance

    Fenella Humphreys, Fidelio Café

  • Commissioned by
    Fenella Humphreys


The title Rendering Error refers to badly rendered computer-generated images. When a rendering error occurs in a video game, the image will be warped or disfigured, but still recognisable. Rendering Error starts with some vaguely recognisable material that is rendered badly. Gradually, the resulting glitches and warps begin to reveal themselves as the true material of the piece. This material mutates until the final section, which is a long howl of distress.

Full Scoring:

Solo Violin

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