Doors 97
Ruth Thomas - 1997

This piece was written using sounds recorded entirely from doors - door slams, creaky doors and keys in locks. Most of these samples are treated with an effects processor and then played at varying speeds.

Doors 97 is a piece which experiments and explores the endless possibilities of a sampler and effects processor. It is a collage in arch form.
The first section only uses the sample of a key in a lock, effected and slowed down.

The second section introduces more samples followed by a granular texture. From this a rhythm is created and a "melodious" door becomes the focal point!

The piece ends with a busy granular texture, a rising chordal passage and then the low first sound again.

Performances