One Autumn Night
One Autumn Night (8’10)
(Stereo, fixed medium)
One Autumn Night is a dialogue between two contrasting kinds of musical material: one is human and lyrical, using voice sounds and simple sung melodic fragments, the other is clearly digital and artificial but is subtly inflected with speech-like gestures. The encounter between these distinct sonorous entities is set against a backdrop of sounds reminiscent of a storm. The exchange is confrontational but not in a way that suggests a victory of one ‘voice’ over another. The drama, which unfolds in two waves, is a negotiation that reflects the complexities of striving for a thoughtful interaction between humanity, technology and nature.
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2013 ‘Acoustic Frontiers’ Radio, Ottawa, Canada
2012 RadiaLx, Radio Art Festival / 88.4 FM, Lisbon, Portugal
2012 Basic.fm, broadcast by Pixel.Palace, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2012 Khoross Audio Dramas, UK (online)
2012 World Electroacoustic Listening Room, New Music Festival, Cal State Fulerton, US
2011 Lights Out Listening Group, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow