The Way of the Spirit Randy Raine-Reusch, Barry D. Truax

The Way of the Spirit is the result of a collaboration between Barry Truax and Randy Raine-Reusch that explores the interrelationship between the inner and outer worlds of consciousness. All sounds are derived from the two live instruments: the deeply philosophical Japanese one string ichigenkin and shakuhachi end blown flute, both associated with Zen for their expressions of the duality of life and spirit, simplicity and complexity, material and immaterial. The circle of loudspeakers places the listener within the live and digitally enhanced instruments as the dialogue between the two develops in intensity.

Source: 2020

  • Year of composition: 2005
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Mixed work
  • Instrumentation: ichigenkin, shakuhachi and 8 digital soundtracks
  • Software used: PODX system for sound synthesis and composition; SoundHack convolution; Richmond Sound Design’s AudioBox computer-controlled diffusion system
  • Duration of the submitted work: 16:00
  • Publisher: Cambridge Street Publishing
  • Premiere: March 19, 2006, Sonic Boom, Vancouver
  • Disc publication: The Way of the Spirit is available on the Cambridge Street Records CD, Spirit Journies. CSR-CD 0701 performed by Randy Raine-Reusch

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