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Homage to Bessemer (computer music)

by Robert Douglas (1984, this version: 1986)

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From the CD Watt ever.

Watt ever.


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Watt ever.

Library shelf no. CD 365 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This piece was created on the Fairlight CMI at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Electronic Music Studio. The work was recorded in layers on 8-track tape using a number of differing sound sources, eg. marimba and chimes. These were transformed by the CMI to resemble very different sounds - the marimba for example was stretched out to sound like a violin. Bessemer was the inventor of the all-important process whereby iron is converted to steel - a process characterised by very dramatic bursts of sparks and thunderous sounds.

Work Details

Year: 1984, this version: 1986

Duration: 13 min.

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