Ochre
Ruth Thomas - 1996

This was a project to demonstrate knowledge of synthesis technique. The piece begins with a continuous high pulse and is interspersed with small explosive sounds. This is the basic environment on which various sounds are added, creating different moods.

A gentle atmosphere is created by adding minimalist chords; this mood is gradually destroyed until it is replaced by a wash of sound; the separate elements are pitched at different rates. This is followed by a fusion of soft and explosive sounds before the composition loops, ending as it began.

Performances