Pour une Française Carey Nutman
Pour une Française (1999)20:46
The title is not a dedication but a reference to the source material quoted in the central section. There are three sections.
The first and last sections are “yesterday” and “today”. I am awake, and I have to cope with the fears and anxieties of life in the modern world: all the pressures and troubles in my life are causing me pain. But in the middle section I am asleep and I am dreaming — dreaming of a more peaceful age without any trouble and strife. Did I really live an earlier life in Provence? Did I really lust after that young woman in Arles? Perhaps we fell in love. Perhaps I simply drank too many bottles of Côtes du Rhône. I allowed my imagination to travel freely into many varied soundworlds. Sometimes I used additive synthesis to generate frightening sounds. At other times I used granular synthesis and digital processing and editing of sampled sounds to generate chaotic, nightmarish sonic worlds of dissolving images and events. The durations of the three main sections were decided using the ratio of the Golden Section. The piece was composed almost entirely using CDP software running on a personal computer. The only external peripherals used were an old, faulty record deck, (turntable), an Aiwa DAT recorder, an Akai SO1 sampler and an Alesis Midiverb II.
Digitally edited and remastered during November and December 2003.
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Also part of Pour une Française (MPS Music and Video - MPSCD008).
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