Pendlerdrøm Barry D. Truax

Pendlerdrøm (or “Commuterdream”) is a soundscape composition that recreates a commuter’s trip home from the Central Train Station in Copenhagen. At two points, one in the station and the other on the train, the commuter lapses into a daydream in which the sounds that were only half heard in the station return to reveal their musical qualities. It is hoped that the next day the commuter will hear the musicality of the station’s soundscape in a different manner as a result of the dream; the rest of us may discover the very same aspects the second time we hear the work.

  • Year of composition: 1997
  • Genre: Soundscape
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Instrumentation: 2 or 8 digital soundtracks
  • Software used: PODX system for sound synthesis and composition.
  • Duration of the submitted work: 12:00
  • Publisher: Cambridge Street Publishing
  • Premiere: March 31, 1997, Copenhagen, SKRAEP concert
  • Disc publication: Pendlerdrøm is available on the Cambridge Street Records CD Islands. CSR-CD 0101, and the SKRAEP double CD Pendler.

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