Carousel Marc-Antoine Dias [Dream of Lyra]

Carousel is a piece based on a poem by Skyleigh Urrutia. The main goal of the project was to bring the author’s words to life using sound. The composition process began with a recording of Skyleigh reciting her poem, this audio file then being sliced, EQ’ed, pitch-shifted and processed with various techniques and effects. Energy-motion models such as spirals, rotations, resonances and iterative sounds, as well as synthesizers, make up the rest of the sound materials used in this composition. These were also processed using the same techniques and effects used on the voice recording. The dark and dynamic sonic world of this piece ties in directly to the author’s poem, the latter being about fighting against settling into a life you don’t want, and the disappointment that comes with the acceptance that said life might be unavoidable.

Source: 2022

  • Year of composition: 2021
  • Genre: Acousmatics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Software used: Logic Pro X, Cecilia 5
  • Duration of the submitted work: 9:06
  • Premiere: September 2, 2021, Festival Ultrasons, Faculté de Musique de l’Université de Montréal

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