Intérieurs harmoniques Elizabeth Hoffman

Cover art: Giles Lyon, Blood and Ice (2011), acrylic on canvas, 198 x 137 cm, detail
  • New York University

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New York City composer Elizabeth Hoffman plunges us into her personal sound universe where matter is decomposed, presented in a unique angle. Hoffman calls an imaginary world where drums are transformed into abstract resonances (Resonants), where water rustling turns into a myriad of textures (Water Spirits), where birdsongs become entangled harmonic frames (Songstressed), where the sound of strings bursts out into euphoric accumulations of micro-elements (d-ness). On this disc, natural sound is reinvented in the pure acousmatic tradition where the coherent compositional discourse will profoundly and actively engage the listener.


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Intérieurs harmoniques

Elizabeth Hoffman


Harmonic Design

To some extent, all of the works on this disc are obsessed with harmonic design and with an often unnatural sonic resonance. There is an intended tactility to all of the pieces, and so sounds seem more palpably to be moving through space than through time. Throughout, sources are alluded to via connotative strangenesses in their virtual images.

Elizabeth Hoffman, New York City (New York, USA) [i-12]

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