Smoke and Mirrors

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Show simple item record Young, John en 2012-03-06T15:37:52Z 2012-03-06T15:37:52Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Young, J. (2008) Smoke and Mirrors [Multi-channel electroacoustic composition]. en
dc.description An electroacoustic composition (duration 20'30") realised in 16 discrete audio channels (48kHz/24 bit). The work was created in 2008 and given some minor revisions in 2010. en
dc.description.abstract Programme note:This work attempts to embody my feelings about the way the natural sound world has a profound role in electroacoustic music. In one sense the forms, patterns and associations of environmental phenomena are a starting point for the way we search for meaning in even the most seemingly abstract sounds. But, in another sense, intensive periods of listening to and shaping electroacoustic sound often trigger for me a sensation that I hear the sounds I am working with reflected in some kind of phantom form inside the acoustic reality of daily life around me—blurring the distinction between ‘real’ and ‘imaginary’ experience and influencing the way it is played out as part of the creative process. I see the practice of play with sounds, transforming and mixing them in the studio, as a journey toward understanding their musical possibilities and their deeper relationships. That there are ultimately many possible ways to form and develop these relationships explains the quasi-cyclic nature of Smoke and Mirrors, with many of the core sound shapes and environmental references returning in altered contexts. en
dc.description.sponsorship Commissioned by Institut National de L'Audiovisuel/ Groupe de Recherches Musicales, France. Premiered in the Salle Olivier Messiaen, Maison de Radio France, 12 April 2008. en
dc.subject electroacoustic composition en
dc.subject multi-channel audio en
dc.title Smoke and Mirrors en
dc.type Recording, musical en
dc.researchgroup Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre en
dc.peerreviewed No en
dc.explorer.multimedia en

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