This work is based largely on field recordings I made in New York. Despite the presence of some recognisable sounds, the intention is not to evoke a literal sense of place. Rather, I have aimed to investigate the energy and spatial depth afforded by the sounds I captured, which are inevitably shaped by human expressions full of intensity and zeal. The chance recording of subway preachers eventually suggested to me the title—borrowed from David Huron’s wonderful study of musical expectation—framing the real intention of the work: to explore ways in which interactions of sound, silence, and timbral blending might evoke implications, expectations and questions.
Citation : Young, J. (2018) Sweet Anticipation, 16 channel acousmatic composition, dur 16'40"
Research Group : Institute of Sonic Creativity
Research Institute : Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
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