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BELL - REF documentation

BELL - REF documentation

Thompson, Ian, Shiell, Stephen and Wilson, Richard (2015) BELL - REF documentation. [Composition]

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Abstract

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: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7143-8013
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 / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 21:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27143

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