Brian Jones - Element

When composing this piece, my intentions were to use as few samples as possible. All the sampled sounds that can be heard have been manipulated in the Macintosh computer.

The composition itself is in four sections, each section being united by a pentatonic scale. This can be heard most clearly in the first section of the piece, as it is sounded on a wind chime type bell. This bell is then stretched and the pitch changed to lead the listener into other familiar sampled sounds.

The inspiration for the composition is based upon a film I recently saw, in which a shipwrecked couple are left stranded on an island and struggle against the elements and the ocean.

Work
Element
Concert
Concert 1
Date
25/04/1997
Venue
St-Paul's Hall

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