The gap (vocal music)
by Josephine Truman (2008)
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"The Gap" is based on a poem I wrote about various aspects of the family mythology surrounding a grandmother I never knew.
Based on a poem I wrote questioning the nature of her death (an enquiry which attempts to sort out the reality from the mythology) the piece incorporates vocal use which encompasses various uses of the voice which connote differing states. I recorded my voice in different "modes" ranging from spoken word, to humming (signifying contemplation and reflection), whispering (signifying the presence of rumour, gossip and inuendo), energetic sung arpeggios in a'cappella (at times signifying release, excitement or hysteria) and treated vocals using pitch shifting (signifying ambulance sirens and crashing waves). The EQ'd voice symbolises the "voice" of the media, as her death was a high profile and public affair.
I arranged, composed and treated the samples on ProTools.
Withdrawn: the composer has withdrawn this work and it is no longer available for sale or public performance. Materials held in the Australian Music Centre's collection are for reference and research purposes only.
Instrumentation: Voice, electronics
Duration: 8 min.
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