Works Espaces cachés Jonty Harrison

Espaces cachés

  • Jonty Harrison
  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Duration: 13:54
  • Instrumentation: 30-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: Maison des arts sonores

A variety of spaces, places, scenes and vistas (which we may or may not have experienced, but which we somehow recognise) is evoked through sound alone, animated in the 30-track original by a multichannel sound system. Sounds reach us as they would in everyday life, as if we were ‘there’: from multiple locations in different positions and at different heights and distances. In this sense we are closer to reality; but even the bounds of reality can be stretched by the agencies of motion and memory — unreality, surreality and hyper-reality are but steps along the route that can be taken by the imagination…


Espaces cachés was realized in 2014 at the composer’s studio in Birmingham (England, UK) and premiered on June 7, 2014 during the Klang! électroacoustique 2014 festival in Montpellier (France). The piece was commissioned by Maison des arts sonores (Montpellier, France). Thanks to Julien Guillamat.


  • June 7, 2014, Klang! électroacoustique 2014: Concert 3, La Chapelle Gely, Montpellier (Hérault, France)


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