Présence I (2 × CD) Voyage


James Harley

  • Year of composition: 1985-86
  • Duration: 14:45
  • Instrumentation: 4-channel fixed medium

The piece takes inspiration from a fragment of Savitri by Sri Aurobindo: “A maenad of the cycles of desire / Around a Light she must not dare to touch…”

Voyage was created on the UPIC computer music system at CEMAMu in Paris (France), with the 4-channel mixing was carried out at the Experimental Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw (Ewa Guziolek, sound engineer). Voyage was premiered at the International Computer Music Conference in Gothenburg (Sweden), and received Honorable Mentions at Bourges and Ars Electronica in 1987.


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