In My Own Words
Sten-Olof Hellström - 2011

Duration: 12'

This work is based on the movement of six ice cubes on a flat and level surface as they melt. The sounds where generated by putting contact microphones in water and recording the sounds of the water freezing. Different sound and space characteristics was created buy playing back the sounds over various multi speaker set-ups in different spaces and re recording them with two high quality microphones. Max/MSP was used as the main software both when modifying and distributing the sounds over multi- speaker setups as well as for structuring the piece. In the performed version of In My Own Words the sounds used will be generated by contact microphones inside melting ice fed through an analog synthesizer and distributed to a multi speaker system using Max/MSP .