GUA is a live manipulation and sampling digital instrument for laptop and iPad. Using various of sample, playback, pitch shift, delay,
GUA uses live manipulation modules of pitch shift, delay, chorus flanging, filtering, and reverb. A 6-sampler array allows for varied or multiple inputs, variable playback rate, and adjustable scrubbing area.
Since GUA is meant for live performance, the replayed sampled material can also be affected by the Live Manipulation Modules as well.
Since it’s creation in 2009, GUA has been used in performance over 30 times, at occasions such as International Tuba Euphonium Conference 2012, N-SEME 2012, SEAMUS2011 in Miami, International Society of Improvised Music conference 2010 in Ann Arbor, and LaTex electracoustic music festival 2010 & 2009.
Document on the development of GUA – [ PDF ]
With The Incense Merchants, a Baton Rouge Improv Group[ https://nickhwang.com/recordings/GUA/GUA_with_Incense_Merchants.mp3 ]
Videos of Performances featuring GUA
Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana using GUA at their Spring Gala Concert 2011
Performance of Fishing for Jormangandr for Two Tubas and Two Gua Instruments at LSU.
Work on GUA has been done with Jeff Albert and J Corey Knoll.