Inside Barry D. Truax

Inside was commissioned by and written for Lawrence Cherney with the assistance of the Canada Council. The tape portion is based entirely on the sounds of the instrument used by the soloist, the bass oboe, whose resonant low B-flat is the foundation of the work. Through the use of highly resonant delay lines and granular synthesis for time-stretching, the oboe sounds have been extended to create an environment inside of which the performer is placed. In fact, our ears are invited to go inside the sound of this wonderful instrument, to experience its rich harmonics and inner resonances with music that is sometimes lyrical, at other times meditative. And in the middle, a dance.

Source: 2020

  • Year of composition: 1995
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Mixed work
  • Instrumentation: bass oboe & 2 digital soundtracks
  • Software used: PODX system for sound synthesis and composition
  • Duration of the submitted work: 13:00
  • Publisher: Cambridge Street Publishing
  • Premiere: March 5, 1995, Edmonton, New Music Festival
  • Disc publication: Inside is available on the Cambridge Street Records CD Inside, CSR-CD 9601, performed by Lawrence Cherney

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