out/of

Fells, N. and Adams, N. (2019) out/of. [Compositions]

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Abstract

out/of is a work for solo cello and live ambisonic sound processing, and is a pilot for a larger audiovisual work exploring performance venue as immersive environment that responds to timbre (in this case, the timbre of the cello’s playing). Rooted conceptually in Heidegger’s description of sunrise as an event that ‘discloses space’, and ideas of here, there and yonder, the piece tries to tap into the liminal aspect of performance, as utterance projected forth into the world, and into the marginal regions between light and dark, sight and sound, body and world. The piece also dwells in liminal space between territories, drawing on field recording and developmental workshop activity undertaken in Glasgow and rural Nova Scotia, potentially opening a space for discourse around creative application of phonography in exploring complex colonial histories. It was first performed at Acadia University, Nova Scotia in March 2019.

Item Type:Compositions
Keywords:Composition, ambisonic, surround sound, cello, live electronics, electroacoustic.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fells, Professor Nick
Authors: Fells, N., and Adams, N.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
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