Take a Walk with Me Hsiao-Lan Wang

for tape alone

Recorded sounds and synthesized sounds have been the two major sound sources of electroacoustic music compositions. While recorded sounds give association of everyday life, synthesized sounds fulfill the desire for unlimited imagination. Take a Walk with Me tries to apply both categories of sound sources by combining sounds of different nature in different contexts.

The journey goes through outdoor and indoor environments. Therefore, different spatial arrangements imply different points of listening focus. Fast changing images construct the outermost layer of the piece and give it a colorful skin. Theatrical elements play an essential role in the very detailed phrases, but it does not necessarily tell a story. It is the mosaic quality triggering the melding of both kinds of sound sources that turns this piece into a dream-like experience, a journey in an imaginary world.

Take a Walk with Me was awarded second prize in the Pierre Schaeffer Computer Music Competition in 2002 and was premiered on Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival in 2000.

  • Year of composition: 2000
  • Hardware used: Mac, Kurtzweil 2500
  • Software used: Sound Designer II, SoundMaker, Peak, Sample Cells, Studio Vision, ProTools
  • Duration of the submitted work: 9:06
  • Production: impact

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