Sound Clips: Canto, Miniature and Time by Julien Beau
Acousmatic music is a form of electroacoustic music that deals specifically with acousmatic sound as a compositional resource. The practice has a historical basis in musique concrete. It can be created using non-acoustic technology, exists only in a recorded format (as a fixed medium), and is composed for reception via loudspeakers. The compositional material is not restricted to the inclusion of sonorities derived from musical instruments or voices, nor to elements traditionally thought of as ‘musical’ (melody, harmony, rhythm, metre and so on), but rather admits any sound, acoustic or synthetic. In this context the compositional method can be seen as a process of sound organisation: a term first used by the French composer Edgard Varèse.
For these particular sound works Julien Beau writes:
Canto is an improvisation mixed with Max/MSP and sampled wind instruments.
Miniature was composed for “Les Inouies of Nov’Art” in November last year at Bordeaux.
Time was a piano session recorded at home.
If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed!