BWAMERAIL David Jaeger

During my first year as a MMus student at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio, Prof. Gustav Ciamaga gave me and my fellow students a kind of “Crash Course” in all the classic studio and tape techniques, and in a matter of mere weeks, we were already producing pieces. I produced my first tape work - well there were a few etudes first, but then as the academic calendar was winding down, it was time to produce a class project and a proper composition was expected. And so I produced something that pays a rather obvious nod to the composer of “Dripsody”. It’s a composition titled “Bwamerail”, and the title was invented out of the sources of the sonic elements that were used in its creation, namely a bowl of water, a hammer and a nail.

  • Year of composition: 1970
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Special purpose tape player (Hugh LeCaine’s invention.) Dynamic microphones Plate Reverb 1/4” tape and splicing block filters AMPEX tape recorders
  • Software used: N/A
  • Duration of the submitted work: 3:28
  • Production: University

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