The Four Seasons: Summer Sébastien Lavoie

My goal is to give musical sense to sounds related to the specific season and to spatialize them according to their cardinal direction. Vivaldi composed the Classical music version of Four Seasons, I’m proposing the electroacoustic version of the Four Seasons. Over the last four years, I’ve recorded many sounds to inspire me in my compositional projects. Since I live in Canada, I noticed that I had recordings from all four seasons. Thus, I thought it would be great to organize these sounds in relation to their related natural elements (Winter = water, Spring = earth, Summer = fire, Autumn = wind). In addition, to complement the work, composed for eight channels, I’ve incorporated the four cardinal directions to give a geographical sense to the four 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.

Source: 2014

  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Macbook Pro, Audio Devices 702, RME audio interface FireFace 400, Novation SL MKII Keyboard, Audio-technica Microphone AT-825
  • Software used: Logic Pro, Peak, Cecilia, Paul Stretch, Mammut, Audacity, Soundgrain
  • Duration of the submitted work: 6:10
  • Production: University

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