What is ‘modernism’? Music was late to have an answer compared with other arts. We hear glimpses of music we think we know; no melody or rhythm, just an instant of ‘colour’, frozen and moving – ‘eternity in a moment’. Colours may be vivid and clear, or sometimes dark and opaque. As Adorno said, it all began with late Beethoven. Then friends and enemies meet in love-hate relationships, Wagner and Debussy, Schoenberg and Stravinsky ... there are others. Need the listener know who? Of course not! (If it’s too obvious I think I have failed.) This is a personal choice from my memories of a repertoire I love but which may not last another century. Memory changes perspectives, transforms and shuffles. There are unique resonances in each of us.
Resonances is a work for multichannel electroacoustic sound. It was commissioned by the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges and realised in their studios in April 2007. It was first performed at the Festival Synthèse, Bourges on June 6th 2007.
Citation : Emmerson, S. (2007) Resonances (multichannel electroacoustic sound, duration 11'30)
Research Group : Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre
Research Institute : Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
Peer Reviewed : No
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