Into-Nation.1 Eldad Tsabary

In INTO-NATION.1 I represent the musical beauty of international language by putting together excerpts of radio news and talk programs from countries all around the world including Australia, Bosnia, Brazil, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, China, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Spain, Taiwan, and the US. Although the material is all textual, the excerpts are organized æsthetically without regards to verbal or political meanings. In the first section of the piece, the excerpts are edited and organized rhythmically, unprocessed. The same recorded material is developed in the second section by use of convolution, reverse-reverb and other techniques, obscuring the national definition of the excerpts. In the third section, the definition is obscured even further by use of canonic techniques. The increasingly denser mass of syllables and intonations become harder to segregate, while occasional coherent patterns tend to stick out (depending on the listener’s spoken language), and so creating a unique condition in which listeners of different nationalities share the same aural experience, while perceiving different sound components.

  • Year of composition: 2006
  • Duration of the submitted work: 9:47
  • Production: Home

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