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Steam

Barry Truax

  • Year of composition: 2001
  • Duration: 8:35
  • Instrumentation: alto flute and stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Cambridge Street Publishing
  • ISWC: T0715820362

Stereo


Performers

Temple

Barry Truax

  • Year of composition: 2002
  • Duration: 15:29
  • Instrumentation: 8- / 16-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Cambridge Street Publishing
  • ISWC: T9017488685

Stereo

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Temple est un paysage sonore composé d’une chorale enregistrée dans la cathédrale San Bartolomeo (Busetto, Italie). La pièce peut cependant être écoutée sans référence à la chrétienté, comme un voyage spirituel dans un temple imaginaire dont l’acoustique répercute les voix de la chorale et les fait rejaillir, donnant l’impression d’un vaste espace intérieur. Temple est la seconde pièce d’un projet qui commence avec Island. Voix originales: David Garfinkle (haute contre), Sue McGowan (alto), Derrick Christian (basse). Temple est un paysage sonore composé d’une chorale enregistrée dans la cathédrale San Bartolomeo (Busetto, Italie). La pièce peut cependant être écoutée sans référence à la chrétienté, comme un voyage spirituel dans un temple imaginaire dont l’acoustique répercute les voix de la chorale et les fait rejaillir, donnant l’impression d’un vaste espace intérieur. Temple est la seconde pièce d’un projet qui commence avec Island. Voix originales: David Garfinkle (haute contre), Sue McGowan (alto), Derrick Christian (basse).

[source: Réseaux des arts médiatiques]


Prospero’s Voyage

Barry Truax

  • Year of composition: 2004
  • Duration: 15:58
  • Instrumentation: 8-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Cambridge Street Publishing
  • ISWC: T9017427451

Stereo


Premiere

  • February 12, 2005, trans_canada: Sonic Travel, ZKM_Medientheater, Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

The Shaman Ascending

Barry Truax

  • Year of composition: 2004-05
  • Duration: 15:46
  • Instrumentation: 8- / 16-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Cambridge Street Publishing / Yul média
  • Commission: ZKM
  • ISWC: T9030986299

Stereo

The Shaman Ascending evokes the imagery of a traditional shaman figure chanting in the quest for spiritual ecstasy. However, in this case, the listener is placed inside of a circle of loudspeakers with the vocal utterances swirling around at high rates of speed and timbral development. The work proceeds in increasing stages of complexity as the shaman ascends towards a higher spiritual state.

The work and its title are inspired by a pair of Canadian Inuit sculptures by John Terriak with collectively the same name, as well as Inuit throat singing. All of the vocal material heard in the piece is derived from a recording of the Vancouver bass singer Derrick Christian.


The Shaman Ascending was realized in 2004-05 at the composer’s studio and mixed in the Sonic Research Studio of Simon Fraser University (SFU) (Vancouver, BC) and premiered on February 12, 2005 during the festival trans_canada at the ZKM_Medientheater in Karlsruhe (Germany). The piece was commissioned by the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (ZKM). The 8-channel version of this work was created with Richmond Sound Design’s AudioBox computer-controlled diffusion system. The stereophonic version of The Shaman Ascending was first released by Cambridge Street Records in 2007 on the CD Spirit Journies (CSR 0701).


Premiere

  • February 12, 2005, trans_canada: Sonic Travel, ZKM_Medientheater, Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

Composition

Mixing