Flesh and Drone Tristan Bayfield [Datura]

Reconciling life with social anxiety in a dominantly extroverted society, this piece is an attempt at sonifying one’s internal experience during a full-fleged anxiety attack. It arcs slowly from the initial onset, to an intense and bewildering rush of adrenaline, then finally to an ending that recedes by the same pacing. The final strike of a low gong, is like the awakening of a someone coming out from deep mediation, and might signify that the worst is over, that life may proceed again, possibly anew.

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Macintosh computer with digi003, Yamaha 02R96 mixing board, TiMax two sound hub for 8-channel spatialization.
  • Software used: Protools LE 8, Peak Pro 6, SoundHack, MacPOD
  • Duration of the submitted work: 6:14
  • Production: University

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