Works les ponts de l’espace II Laurie Radford

les ponts de l’espace II

  • Laurie Radford
  • Year of composition: 2003
  • Duration: 12:01
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • Commission: Happening New Music Festival

les ponts de l’espace II continues an exploration of the confrontation between raw environmental sounds and those produced and sculpted by a variety of techniques in the electroacoustic studio. Points of coincidence as well as opposition between these two sound groups were sought and a variety of paradigms for spatial assignment and movement were applied. It extends the concept of sonic ‘ponts’ (bridges) into the domain of cultural exchange with the use of sounds of a festive gallery opening in Lublijana (Slovenia) as well as of traditional bell ringing in Bresovica (Slovenia). The recordings were made by Miriam Fabijan in 1992. In addition, the use of a selection of sounds drawn from the electroacoustic parts of several of my earlier mixed works offer a bridge between different contexts.

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les ponts de l’espace II was realized in 2003 at the composer’s studio and premiered on January 27, 2004 during the Happening New Music Festival at the Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary (Canada). The trumpet material — also used in Verb Tales, and à la cire perdue — is drawn from a recording of musician Franzl Fabijan made by Miriam Fabijan in 1992 in Slovenia. The piece was commissioned by the Happening New Music Festival.


Premiere

  • January 27, 2004, Happening New Music Festival, Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall — Rozsa Centre, Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

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