Spirals (acousmatic music)
by Ian Fredericks (1998)
From the CD Sunrise
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
Duration: 6 min.
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