Pieces of Covid Memories Georgios Varoutsos

Pieces of Covid Memories is an exploratory, reflective piece based on 76 soundscape recordings of Covid-19’s effects in urban places across Belfast and Montréal in 2020–21. By manipulating the original sound recordings in a musique concrète fashion, the piece emphasizes the perception and emotional responses to different Covid lockdowns. It follows a timeline of the events to represent the fluctuation of phenomenological understandings. Isolation and social distancing created a personal awareness to balance the interpretation of the pandemic situation, as well as connecting the sonic changes in the environment over this period. The piece is not only a creative extension of the documentative soundscape recordings, but a way to review personal growth and comprehension of how Covid-19 affected the self. As a creative sound composition, this piece reflects one person’s journey through the pandemic, but it is also an expression of global connectivity as we each try to overcome these challenges.

Source: 2022

  • Year of composition: 2021
  • Genre: Acousmatics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Zoom H6
  • Software used: Reaper
  • Duration of the submitted work: 15:00

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