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Sycamore 2 (radiophonic music)

by Andrea Breen (2013)

Audio Sample

Performance by Andrea Breen, Catherine Morse from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 36.

Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 36.


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Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 36.

Library shelf no. CD 2492 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This piece has been built up in various parts, beginning with the written text which was written as an experiment in automatic writing and then slightly edited. The sounds, including the pre-recoreded accordion sounds, were added in the studio in response to the words. I have tried to preserve a strong sense of random connection points between sound and word.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Live and studio recording: Spoken text recorded live, with added viola, field noises (chop stick on wooden blinds, beads on a d-tuned viola), piano accordion.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: N/A - Not for live performance

First performance: by Andrea Breen, Catherine Morse — 2 Aug 13.

Poem by Andrea Breen.

Improvised studio recording: electro-acoustic exploration of text and sound.

This work is part of continuing research into improvisation and its compositional possibilities across multiple forms and genres. In this piece I have set some parameters such as allowing the words to freely associate around a sense of the ridiculous. The sounds are constructed to resonate with that mood.

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