Éclats de feux Vanessa Massera

Transitional work of my journey in composition, Éclats de Feux started with many sound recordings of objects and spaces found around Sheffield. As the first piece of my doctoral portfolio, this one acts as a bridge between the school of Montréal, where I come from, and the effervescence of British acousmatic. In this piece, I explored the contrasts between powerful masses and up-close solo objects, with particular sensitivity to the use of space in stereophony, as my research is focused on the interpretation and performance of acousmatic music. The title refers to the impressive bonfire nights and endless fireworks I have been exposed to in the first weeks after my arrival in the UK. “Shards of Fire”, as it translates, also represents the extreme rapidity and intensity with which one’s life may be completely changed with one single voyage.

Source: 2016

  • Year of composition: 2016
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Micros de toutes sortes, H4N, objets trouvés, studios de l’Université de Sheffield
  • Software used: Digital Performer Izotope Rx Kontakt Cecilia GrainCore
  • Duration of the submitted work: 10:08
  • Production: University

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