Time is Dust (DVD-Audio Surround) Just Inference

Just Inference

John Oliver

  • Year of composition: 2003
  • Duration: 5:03
  • Instrumentation: 4-channel fixed medium

Stereo

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

Surround 5.1

  • Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • DTS, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • PCM for Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits

Just Inference was commissioned to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the GEMS Ensemble of Montréal, which Oliver co-founded with Claude Schryer and alcides lanza, and was first performed at the Clara Lichenstein Recital Hall on October 23, 2003. Composer alcides lanza asked former composer members of the ensemble to create short “remix” pieces based on the McGill University Records recording of his composition interferences iii. I took the two most active passages from the work and created a remix using additive and subtractive procedures. The pulse that underlies the entire piece reminded me of another early GEMS work by my colleague Claude Schryer called Just a Pulse. So my work Just Inference is a tribute to the cofounders of GEMS and to electroacoustic music that gives the drama of the human voice a central role.

[source: Réseaux des arts médiatiques]

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