Parasite Guillaume Barrette

Parasite is an acousmatic work that uses the sounds of my daily life in recent years. My interest in the guitar and instruments used in traditional music is apparent in the work, as is my appreciation of sounds created synthetically, electronically. During a trip to England in Fall 2010 I learned how to build small analogue synthesizers and discovered that by using the resistance of the human body as a controller, striking and unexpected sounds can be generated. I explored with enthusiasm the potential for this interface to create sounds having a quasi aleatoric character and decided to record a number of excerpts to play with and incorporate in this piece.

Source: 2011

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Sound Devices, nombreux instruments de musique et synthétiseur fait maison
  • Software used: Logic Pro 8, Cecilia, Max/MSP
  • Duration of the submitted work: 10:00
  • Production: University

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