Autumn (The Fourth of the 4 Seasons) Sébastien Lavoie

My goal is to give a musical sense to the 4 Seasons, with sounds related to the specific season and to spatialize them according to their cardinal direction. Vivaldi did compose the classical music version of 4 Seasons, thus, I’m undertaking the achievement of the 4 Seasons in electroacoustic music. Over the last 4 years, I’ve recorded many sounds to inspire me in my compositional projects. Since I’m living in Canada, I’ve noticed that I had recordings from the 4 Seasons. Thus, I thought it would be great implement these sounds to its related natural elements (winter = water, spring = earth, summer = fire, autumn = wind). In addition, to complement the work, since it is composed for 8 channels, I’ve incorporated the 4 cardinal directions to give a geographical sense to the 4 seasons (winter = north, spring = east, summer = south, autumn = west). So there will be a focus in each season, an attention to the (spatial) location, of the sounds in the composition.

  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: MacBook Pro, RME audio interface, Zoom H4n
  • Software used: Logic Pro, Peak Pro, GRM Tools, Audacity Cecilia, Mammut, Soundhack.
  • Duration of the submitted work: 6:00
  • Production: University

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