Ballad Erin Gee

This work is a romantic ballad created for feedback between a speaker and microphone, a music box and a grand piano. The sounds of the music box and grand piano are voices of objects longing for each other’s affections: I captured sounds of both instruments as the music box lay on the piano’s strings, recording and enacting curious physical relationships.

Though similar, the fundamental differences in the objects result in equal parts anxiety and attraction. Pure tones of feedback function as members of a chorus, narrating the story with an all-seeing perspective.

  • Year of composition: 2008
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Microphone, grand piano, altered music box, speaker, mixing board
  • Software used: Nuendo 3, Soundforge
  • Duration of the submitted work: 9:04
  • Production: University

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