Empty Spaces : electroacoustic
by Jacques De Vos Malan (2018)
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Library shelf no. CD 3110 [Available for loan]
Empty Spaces is a series of four
exceptionally quiet works that explore perspective in music - the
location of sounds in space in relation to the listener. The
first two pieces situate the piano in a series of environments,
created with different room tones and ambient field recordings.
The third of the series makes use of two traditional Asian
instruments: the Chinese erhuand Tibetan singing bowls. It
includes brief references to an earlier work (Nightfall at
Ieru), as well as the sound of a distant pachinkoparlour. In
the final work, a percussion ensemble, viola and synthesiser
appear in a complex urban environment, which gradually admits
more natural sounds. Empty Spaces is about the echoes of
our lives, our dreams and endeavours, everything we have
abandoned, what we recall and what we forget.
Duration: 52 min.
Difficulty: N/A - Not for live performance
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