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BELL - REF documentation

BELL - REF documentation

Thompson, Ian ORCID: 0000-0002-7143-8013, Shiell, Stephen and Wilson, Richard (2015) BELL - REF documentation. [Composition]

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BELL was composed in response to an invitation to contribute to FIRE, an event organised by Breathing Space collective as part of Sun at Night, a secular performance series at St. Leonard’s Shoreditch church, London. The piece was inspired by Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli approach to polyphonic arrangement, and employs a rhythmic phase shift characteristic of works by composers such as Steve Reich and Terry Riley. The overtone series of a recording of the bell being struck was isolated using iZotope RX software, and each partial then extracted as a separate audio file. These were imported into Avid ProTools as individual tracks for arrangement into an electroacoustic composition, the structure being determined by the decay time of each isolated partial. The four channel composition was diffused live across loudspeakers in a 4.1 configuration around a seated audience, with live performers positioned at either side of the church chancel.

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information: ORCID field not auto-populating at time of submission. Ian Thompson:
Uncontrolled Keywords: electro-acoustic, improvisation, tintinnabuli, spatial diffusion
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2020 13:00

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