Rotations and Resonances Triptych – Part Three (Acousmatic) (2013-14) (Remixed and part recomposed in 2015)

Percy, Ian Rotations and Resonances Triptych – Part Three (Acousmatic) (2013-14) (Remixed and part recomposed in 2015). [Composition] (Unpublished)

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Rotations & Resonances (Acousmatic) DrIPercy.mp3

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As the title suggests, this is the third part in a triptych comprising an acoustic score for string quartet, an electroacoustic work for string quartet and tape, and this acousmatic version composed for multiple loudspeakers.

The triptych utilises rhythmic rotations and sonorous resonances as fundamental compositional units. The rotations (varied repetition, loop-cycles and self-similar replication) shape and manipulate the form, pacing, density and intensity throughout in strata of timbral variance.

Resonances are mostly heard in a linear fashion within the bass frequencies, but overlap and interact to produce heterodyning frequencies (sympathetic harmony similar in concept to wind multiphonics).

This acousmatic work composed entirely from the sounds of a violin (recorded by violinist-musicologist Dr Alberto Sanna), explores chains of rhythmic evolution (and devolution) within an immersive soundworld of vertical textures and warm ambiences – a steam sauna for the ear!

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information and Comments: All performers have agreed recordings can be used for dissemination of research and personal portfolio
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Music (up to 30th April 2018)
Depositing User: Ian Percy
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 09:31
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 09:31

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