Entre espaces (CD) Track listing detail

Dreams in the Desert

Elainie Lillios

  • Year of composition: 2001
  • Duration: 10:45
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110121

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Dreams in the Desert calls to mind reveries of a person on a desert caravan. Scenes play through the dreamer’s mind; perhaps they are memories past or maybe longings for another time and place.

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Dreams in the Desert was realized in 2001 at the Bowling Green State University Electroacoustic Studios and in the composer’s home studio in Bowling Green (Ohio, USA), and premiered on November 8, 2001 during the 20th EuCuE concert series at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Concordia University in Montréal (Québec). Thanks to Pauline Oliveros for Deep Listening guidance and Michael Thompson, Ian Chuprun, and Adrian Moore for recording assistance.


Premiere

  • November 8, 2001, ÉuCUE XX: Concert, Salle de concert Oscar-Peterson — Université Concordia, Montréal (Québec)

Arturo

Elainie Lillios

  • Year of composition: 1998
  • Duration: 13:35
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110122

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Arturo was written based on an interview with a tarot card reader living in Denton (Texas, USA). Arturo requests visitors to “… please let me answer the questions before you ask them,” and claims that most times, he does. After years of palmistry and tarot readings, Arturo has interacted with many people and has learned many life lessons. This piece reflects some of his views on life and the casting of cards to reveal future possibilities.

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Arturo was realized in 1998 in the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham (UK) and premiered on October 23, 1998 during the First Symposium on Music and Computers at the Ionian University in Corfu (Greece). Recordings of Arturo were made in the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) studios at the University of North Texas, Denton (Texas, USA) in August 1997, engineered by Michael Thompson. Thanks to Arturo for visiting, Laura Romberg for support, and Jonty Harrison for compositional guidance. Arturo was awarded First Prize in the ASCAP / SEAMUS Student Commission Competition (Texas, USA, 2000), was a winner in the La Muse en circuit’s Radiophonic Art Competition (Alfortville, France, 2003), was a finalist in the Luigi Russolo International Competition (Varese, Italy, 1999), and received a Mention in the 26th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art Competition (France, 1999).


Premiere

  • October 23, 1998, First Symposium on Music and Computers, Ionian University, Corfu (Greece)

Hastening Toward the Half Moon

Elainie Lillios

  • Year of composition: 2004
  • Duration: 9:23
  • Instrumentation: 8-channel fixed medium
  • Commission: NAISA

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110123

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Hastening Toward the Half Moon strings together a series of vignettes on life’s eternal mysteries; murmuring, wandering, yearning amongst the drifting tides of the unknown.

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Hastening Toward the Half Moon was realized in 2004 at the studios of New Adventures in Sound Art in Toronto, Canada and at the composer’s studio in Bowling Green (Ohio, USA), and premiered on August 8, 2004 during the Octophonic Concert of the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art at St Andrew-by-the-Lake Church on Toronto Island (Canada). Recordings were made at the Bowling Green State University Electroacoustic Studios, engineered by Mark Bunce. The piece was commissioned by New Adventures in Sound Art. Thanks to Darren Copeland for spatialization assistance and to Douglass Bielmeier, Nicole Carroll, Gregory Cornelius, Matthew McCabe, Joshua Plocher, Bryan Stanbridge, and Paul Thomas who contributed the piece’s source material. Hastening Toward the Half Moon was awarded a Selection at the 5th Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Musicale Elettronica Pierre Schaeffer (Pescara, Italy, 2005).


Premiere

  • August 8, 2004, Sound Travels 2004: Sound Travels Octaphonic Concert, St Andrew-by-the-Lake Church, Toronto (Ontario, Canada)

Backroads

Elainie Lillios

  • Year of composition: 2002
  • Duration: 10:52
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Commission: Réseaux des arts médiatiques

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110124

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Transportation in its many forms is a necessity to most people in today’s society. We’ve become a world of commuters, traveling daily to jobs, stores, and for leisure. Our desire and / or need to travel by car has led to the development of superhighways and interstates, huge multi-lane roads allowing us to get from one place to another via the fastest, most direct route possible. Somehow travel has become a dull necessity rather than an exciting adventure.

Travelers who avoid the highways in favor of taking the “back roads” often find their trips to be filled with adventures; twists and turns in the road, ever-changing scenery and even odd yet interesting locations at which to stop. Although taking back roads requires more stops, less speed and takes more time, it can certainly be more interesting and ultimately more fulfilling to the curious, daydreaming traveler.

Backroads tells the “tale” of three roads that I’ve encountered on various trips when not taking highways. The piece also explores ideas related to travel, dreaming, and states of being (inside / outside), (day / night), (fast / slow), (conscious / unconscious / subconscious).

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Backroads was realized in 2002 at the composer’s studio in Bowling Green (Ohio, USA) and premiered on September 13, 2002 during Rien à voir (12) concert series presented by Réseaux at Espace GO in Montréal (Québec). The piece was commissioned by Réseaux des arts médiatiques. Thanks to Jean-François Denis, Gilles Gobeil, and Robert Normandeau for support and inspiration.


Premiere

  • September 13, 2002, Rien à voir (12): Taking Backroads, Creating Inroads, Espace Go, Montréal (Québec)

Threads

Elainie Lillios

  • Year of composition: 1998
  • Duration: 4:50
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110128

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Threads of sonic material; sinewy, flexible, bending, flowing, weaving together to form the fabric of objects, gestures, motion: the clothing of music.

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Threads was realized in 1998 at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham (UK) and premiered on November 13, 1998 during the 19th EuCuE concert series at Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Concordia University in Montréal (Québec). Thanks to Ian Chuprun and all the BEAST folks for their support.


Premiere

  • November 13, 1998, ÉuCUE XVII: Concert 9, Salle de concert Oscar-Peterson — Université Concordia, Montréal (Québec)

Stumbling Dance

Elainie Lillios

  • Year of composition: 1998-99
  • Duration: 14:45
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110129

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Stumbling Dance imitates life’s occasionally tumultuous progress — starting, stopping, lurching forward, and tumbling backwards. The time-span of our existence can seem to simultaneously expand, contract, breathe, gasp, elongate, and shorten. This unpredictable life dance takes us on journeys of our choosing and sometimes takes us places never imagined.

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Stumbling Dance was realized in 1998-99 at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham (UK) and premiered on October 29, 1999 at the Finalist Concert of the III Concurso International de Música Electroacustica de São Paulo at Teatro Laura Abrahão in Brazil. Thanks to Larry Austin for compositional guidance. Stumbling Dance was awarded Honorable Mention in the III Concurso Internacional de Música Electroacústica de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil, 1999) and was a finalist in the Luigi Russolo International Competition (Varese, Italy, 1999).


Premiere

  • October 29, 1999, Concerto de Premiação das obras eletroacústicas finalistas do CIMESP ’99, Teatro Laura Abrahão — Faculdade Santa Marcelina, São Paulo (Brazil)

Awards

Listening Beyond…

Elainie Lillios

  • Year of composition: 2007
  • Duration: 8:19
  • Instrumentation: Ambisonics multichannel fixed medium
  • Commission: Center for Computation & Technology — Louisiana State University

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110130

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Listening Beyond… explores the relationship between sound and silence and their intersection in space while simultaneously merging my interests in Deep Listening, Ambisonics, and electroacoustics.

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Listening Beyond… was realized in 2007 at the Electroacoustic Studio of the Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (LA, USA), and premiered on December 3, 2007 during the High Voltage concert in the Recital Hall at Louisiana State University. The piece was commissioned by Louisiana State University’s Center for Computation & Technology. Thanks to Stephen David Beck, Michael Thompson, Corey Knoll, Megan Bell, and Elizabeth Hanson for technical assistance and support.


Premiere

  • December 3, 2007, High Voltage, Recital Hall — School of Music — Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (Louisiana, USA)

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