Temple Barry D. Truax

Temple is an 8- or 16-track soundscape composition composed of choral voices that takes place in the reverberant cathedral of San Bartolomeo, in Busetto, Italy. However, lacking any specific Christian reference, the work can be heard as a spiritual voyage in an imaginary temple whose acoustic properties not only reverberate the choral voices but reflect them back as ghostly after-images that suggest an inner space of vast dimensions, as suggested in the installation The Isle of Avalon.

  • Year of composition: 2002
  • Genre: Soundscape
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Instrumentation: 8 or 16 digital soundtracks
  • Software used: POD system for sound synthesis and composition; convolution with SoundHack; the 16- and 8-channel versions of this work were created with Richmond Sound Design’s AudioBox computer-controlled diffusion system.
  • Duration of the submitted work: 15:05
  • Publisher: Cambridge Street Publishing
  • Disc publication: Temple is available on the Cambridge Street Records CD, Spirit Journies, CSR-CD0701.

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