“… in the gloom, the gold gathers the light about it.”
— Ezra Pound
A setting/interpretation of Pound’s 17th Canto. A paradisiacal vision followed by a descent towards the underworld, populated with historical figures and allusions. Sung and recited within an electroacoustic tape environment on a symphonic scale. The tape I made of vocal sound sources, some electronically altered. The major body of the piece is just tape speed manipulation and multitracking (up to 320 tracks) of a female voice. Unusual tunings and gradual phonetic changes help create new, complex and rich sounds through synthesis complexity: each individual layer of sound combining and interacting with the others to fuse into a sound of new internal structure and overall impression.
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Amies, Appleton, Bartley, Belkin, Berg, Bonnier, Brady, Brown, Ceccarelli, CECG/GEC…130 tracks
Allik, Amies, Appleton, Austin, Bach, Bartley, Belkin, Berg, Bonnier, Bouchard…315 tracks