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Spirals (acousmatic music)

by Ian Fredericks (1998)

Audio Sample

From the CD Sunrise



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Sunrise / the acousmatic music of Ian Fredericks.

Library shelf no. CD 2836 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Spirals is excerpted directly from the original (April 1998) version of StarMist. Here, however, the relative volume level is raised considerably. The piece consists of a single gesture - (i) a long, sustained tone,
followed by (ii) an expanding pattern of pitches - repeated over and over again. These gestures are progressively superimposed upon one another, often transposed, and accumulate to form a complex texture
(a tangle, a 'mighty babble'!), whereupon the piece simply ends quite abruptly.
© Ian Shanahan

Work Details

Year: 1998

Duration: 6 min.

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