Canción de Otraparte David Arango Valencia

Canción de Otraparte, the Spanish equivalent of “Elsewhere Song” was inspired by Viaje à pie (Journey on Foot), a book written by Colombian philosopher Fernando González. In this book, González is in search of innovation and decides to set off on a journey. Throughout his journey, his ideas become influenced by that which surrounds him and as a result, his initial ideas are transformed. Paralleling this book, Canción de Otraparte is a search for innovation. Exploring the city in which I live, I wanted to capture the sounds of Montréal and allow them to direct the piece, both influencing and transforming it. Some of the sounds used are street traffic, subways and the Symphonie portuaire, an outdoor concert held in Montréal’s old port, in which boat horns, trains, helicopters and church bells are showcased. Some of the sounds recorded indoors include crystal glasses, tunnels in the underground city, the shattering of glass and broken ceramic.

Source: 2011

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Sound devices, Pc, échantillonneur Akai z4, synthétiseur Roland Jp-8000, Mackie mixer vlz3
  • Software used: GrainCore, Cecilia, Sound Grain, Cool Edit pro
  • Duration of the submitted work: 12:04
  • Production: Home

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