Title

Between the real and the imaginary: ecostructural approaches to composing with field recordings and acoustic instruments

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Australasian Computer Music Association

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

RAS ID

21272

Comments

Originally published as: Vickery, L., Terren, M., Myburgh, J., & . Gillies, S. (2016). Between the real and the imaginary: ecostructural approaches to composing with field recordings and acoustic instruments. In SONIC ENVIRONMENTS: Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association (pp. 81-89). Brisbane, Australia. Conference proceeding available here.

Abstract

This paper discusses recent works incorporating field recordings and acoustic instruments by four Western Australian composers: Sam Gillies, Josten Myburgh, Michael Terren and Lindsay Vickery. In particular, the paper investigates their approaches to issues and techniques of spectral analysis, sonification, coordination of live and prerecorded elements, transcription, resynthesis, transformation and ecostructural considerations. The discussion is framed by an examination of the evolution of the practice of combining field recordings and acoustic instruments as a genre in the context of ideological and technological advancements and impediments. The works are placed in the framework of emerging digital technologies deployed in similar work by James O'Callaghan, Aaron Einbond, Joanna Bailie and Chaz Underriner.

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