Thirteenth Colony Sound

This piece was composed from recordings made in Savannah, Georgia in the summer of 2004. Different 'species' of sounds were grouped into 'families'; resonant metallic sounds, engines and machines, bangs, intermittent repetitive strikes, constant broadband noise etc. These sounds with superficial similarities were then processed, blended and carefully interwoven to create the final piece. Although many sounds are still recognizable, the fusion of sound sources blur the listeners ability to distinguish between specific components whilst amplifying and hybridizing some of their common characteristics. I looked on the process as a way of 'breeding' new sounds.

Limited edition CD (mere 020) - excerpts were played on the show 'Framework' on Resonance 104.4 FM in 2005.

Duration: 41:51

Audio clip: 13th Colony Sound (excerpt)

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