Sonances of the Bizarre Ali Nader Esfahani

Sonances of the Bizarre is an acousmatic rendition of a large-scale interactive electroacoustic piece inspired by traditional Iranian professions. To gather the raw sonic material of this piece, I traveled to Iran to collect field recordings of the genuine soundscapes and sound-objects of old Iranian professions that are unfortunately on the edge of extinction. In the abstract soundscape of this short composition you will hear sound-objects found in carpet weaving workshops, or the squeaky sounds of reed pens on glossy papers used in Persian calligraphy. You will also hear the resonant sound of plucking a stringed bow-shaped tool in cotton fluffing, teacups and saucers buzzing and sliding in a teahouse, as well as the polyrhythmic metallic soundscape of a coppersmithing bazaar.

  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: MacBook Pro
  • Software used: Logic Pro, Amadeus Pro, Peak Pro, Soundhack
  • Duration of the submitted work: 4:20
  • Production: Sonic Arts Lab

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