Métamorphoses 2012 (2 × CD) Track listing detail

Switched on

Manuella Blackburn

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 7:58
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T9232747943

This piece began by exploring the sounds of switches, dials and buttons collected from my home and place of work. A particularly interesting sound was sourced from turning on an old TV, which ignited a series of high frequency pitches and crackling static flutters before eventually powering on. Lower transpositions of this sound revealed a usually inaudible collection of electronic-like frequencies that feature throughout the work. Together with this the switch sounds, being very short in duration, are clustered into intricate groupings, cascades and explosive flourishes. In addition to these aspects, I was particularly drawn to the concepts of inanimate object powering up from moments of inactivity, and surging electricity running and humming through circuitry.

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Switched on was realized in 2011 at Liverpool Hope University (UK) and completed at EMS (Stockholm, Sweden) and premiered on June 10, 2011 during the MANTIS “Sonic Meta-Ontology 2” Festival at The University of Manchester (UK). Thanks to Lynn Holland and David Lewis for their help and extensive switch hunting in the Art Department of Liverpool Hope University (UK), and Andrew Hall for his valued sound contribution. Switched on was finalist for the Gaudeamus Prize 2012, and was awarded the First Prize at the 7th Biennial Acousmatic Composition Competition, Métamorphoses 2012 (Ohain, Belgium).


Premiere

  • June 10, 2011, MANTIS Festival — Manchester’s Sonic Meta-Ontology, 2: Concert 1: Meta-ontologies two, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall — Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama — The University of Manchester, Manchester (England, UK)

Awards

Prologue pour une image

Daniel Perez Hajdu

  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Duration: 12:23
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • ISWC: T9128126910
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Il s’agirait d’un geste d’aller vers…
D’une naissance.
D’une prise de corps.
D’un surgissement.
Une excroissance de nature autre que ce dont elle excroît.
Et ce serait l’image…

L’image qui se réalise dans l’esprit d’un auditeur qui serait aussi mécanicien de sa pensée.
«L’image doit donc arriver. Elle le doit!»
C’est le projet. C’est l’idée. C’est l’image que je me fais.
Il faudrait pouvoir provoquer des ailleurs. Quelque chose qui s’échappe et qui serait au pluriel.
Un transfert idéal d’un domaine à un autre et qui survient, juste là, sans chercher.
La métamorphose d’une réalité en une autre.
Une musique en une image.
En conscience ou inconscience.

Une apparition dans le brouillard.
Une vision sans matérialité.
Projection d’un rêve extatique. C’est ça l’idée.


Prologue pour une image a été composée avec l’aide de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Arts de la scène, Section Musique).


Awards

Toys

Orestis Karamanlis

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 8:47
  • Instrumentation: 24-channel fixed medium
  • Commission: ZKM

Premiere

  • November 26, 2011, Imatronic 2011: Preisverleihungen und Konzerte, ZKM_Kubus, Karlsruhe (Germany)

Awards

Fleeting Strands

Ambrose Seddon

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 13:50
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T9112446216

The strands in this work are both literal and metaphorical. The sound recordings consist of a variety of moments, materials and perspectives, and were made whilst visiting the coasts of Norfolk and Devon in the United Kingdom. Occasionally the sources are revealed (the sea, rocks, cave ambiences, boatyards, bells, an open fire), but the music is really concerned with the different spaces or settings encountered on a journey of transformed realities and shifting perspectives.

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Fleeting Strands was realized in 2011 at the composer’s studio and at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of City, University of London (England, UK) and premiered on May 18, 2011 at City, University of London. Thanks to the bell-ringers of St Nectan’s Church in Welcombe (Devon, UK). Fleeting Strands was awarded a Special Mention at the Métamorphoses Acousmatic Music Competition (Brussels, Belgium, 2012).


Premiere

  • May 18, 2011, Sound Studio Concert — Orpheus Unplugged, Performance Space — College Building — City, University of London, London (England, UK)

Awards

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