Time, Motion and Memory
A swing was one of my favourite childhood playthings. Its gentle motion and plaintive sound opened for me a very intimate world of contemplation, fantasy and imagination. This piece could be thought of as a sonic environment in which transformations of the swing’s sound trigger dream-like associations and surrealistic juxtapositions of sound-images — where the co-existence of many sonic references might mirror the imagination’s freedom to form unusual and tenuously sketched connections. While the swing remains relatively ‘fixed’ in space, other environmentally based sounds cut across its presence, and the swing itself is gradually transformed towards the sound image of a giant pendulum.
Time, Motion and Memory was realized in 1997 in the Electroacoustic Music Studios of Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and premiered there on February 26th 1998. Duration 15'33". Further information and audio extract at http://www.electrocd.com/en/cat/imed_0261/pistes/
Citation : Young, J. (1997) Time, Motion and Memory, on 'La Limite du bruit'. Montreal: Empreintes Digitales, IMED 0261,
Research Group : Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre
Research Institute : Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
- School of Arts