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This piece is based on an earlier instrumental micro-score written for 175 East, titled gash. The opening material is a heavily filtered but otherwise complete iteration of the original 30 second piece. It is also present in its entirety during the middle section, which explores moments of the original as if each sonic event had been captured and closely examined, like an insect under glass. The resulting sonic images suggest the sounds of birds and insects, the movement of wings… reeling between shock and hypnotic fascination.

All of the material is derived either from the source recording of gash, or from gestural and timbral ideas present in the original score of this composition. This piece was realised in the computer music studio at the University of Waikato.

  • Year of composition: 2000
  • Hardware used: Mac G4
  • Software used: ProTools TDM, Metasynth
  • Duration of the submitted work: 7:55
  • Production: Computer Music Studio, Waikato University, NZ

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