Notions of Location

May 12, 2009 Off By leigh

This is a one minute sound piece written Nov. 1993 and presented at the 1993 Evos/PICA Soundweek. It was later performed at the International Computer Music Conference in 1996.

The title refers to the intrinsic distortion of any recording technology, of contrived suggestions of different spaces that we deal with listening to any recording.

The piece was formed around an arrangement of sampled and processed natural sounds. It is really just classic tape techniques of musique concrete, but using newer and faster methods of digital sampling (and less tape hiss). The piece was structured from a couple of key sounds with the juxtaposition of the remaining elements improvised on a sampling keyboard until I was happy with it. The out-a-space sound following the opening gambit is reversed signal processed voice.