Ambrose Field - Till

Till is the detritus dumped by glaciers at the end of their travel.

Composers working with environmental recordings have a huge repertoire of sounds available for potential exploration Yet, it is perplexing that similar materials crop up in enviommentally inspired electroacoustic music with great regularity. Till commits 'sign-crime' of the first order and plays a subtle game with a personal selection of cliche and context. Sounds used for their human implications are given a new twist. Archetypal electroacoustic gestures are excessively overblown, contributing little to structural integrity. Instead water; forests, footsteps; French-Canadian ambiguity; 'technological' listeners; Pierre Schaeffer; and at least one popular television series, come under the hammer in this electroacoustic black comedy.

Work
Till
Concert
Octophonic Concert 1
Date
12/03/1999
Venue
Recital Hall

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