Sonemics II

Fells, N. and Burton, K. (2013) Sonemics II. [Compositions]

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Abstract

Sonemics II is an audiovisual work for live video and spatial sound made in 2013 in response to a commission from Glasgow's Tramway. It is a collaboration with film maker Kate Burton and is one of a series of live audiovisual pieces. It was performed at Tramway in April 2013 on the 25th anniversary of the opening of Tramway as an arts venue, as part of a weekend of sonic art featuring David Toop and Scanner. The piece was designed specifically for the Tramway 1 space, making use of its ‘red wall’ for projection. Visual materials were designed to take advantage of the red wall’s uneven texture and tone. The audio material was built up from a mixture of field recordings and pre-recorded concrète and synthesised sources. Sound and film are performed together, in a using live cutting and playhead ‘scrubbing’. The first five minutes comprises fixed digital film with live soundtrack, then the film is chopped and stretched, overlaid with a broader range of spatialised audio materials.

Item Type:Compositions
Keywords:audiovisual; live performance; electronic music; electroacoustic music
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fells, Professor Nicolas
Authors: Fells, N., and Burton, K.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Publisher:Tramway
Copyright Holders:Nick Fells/Kate Burton
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