Download PDF by Norman: A Poetry of Reality: Composing with Recorded Sound

By Norman

ISBN-10: 0203986385

ISBN-13: 9780203986387

ISBN-10: 3718659328

ISBN-13: 9783718659326

This quantity is anxious with questions coming up from the compositional use of recorded real-world sound and is intentionally eclectic in either technique and subject material. even if laptop song composition is definitely represented, there's a awake try and develop the sector to incorporate different tune within which recorded sound, and the recording approach itself, has an important function. The ebook makes a speciality of the method of listening in daily life that is of elemental significance to the reception and composition of real-world song. A compact disc containing the various musical examples featured is integrated with the textual content.

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6 Computer Suite from Little Boy is part of the music I composed for the play Little Boy by Pierre Halet—this music also included sections for soprano and instruments. Little Boy is the code name for the Hiroshima atomic bomb: the play begins by the announcement of a commerative broadcast of the Hiroshima raid on the television of a psychiatric hospital. Eatherly, the pilot of the reconnaissance plane of this raid, is under treatment at the hospital; he gets excited, and is calmed down by drugs, and then relives the raid in his dreams.

Pierre Schaeffer introduced musique concrete here. Now GRM has electronic equipment and computers: it has, however, continued to pursue its original protocols and aesthetic aims. Working in this context incited me to choose for the first time a sonic material including natural sounds. I had long been resisting “concrete” sounds because I found that it was hard to “carve” them, to transform them intimately, in ways that would not be rudimentary compared with the richness and the strength of identity of the original sounds.

10) Bachelard leads us from those powerful, elemental metaphors that all art strives to let us to feel—to live—towards language’s struggle to express those things that words can’t express, and that is the sublime frustration of true poetry: Words strain, Crack and sometimes break, under the burden, Under the tension, slip, slide, perish, Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, Will not stay still. Eliot, “Burnt Norton”) Poetry takes words out of their usual context and seeks to defeat the power of language, the rational ‘conditioning of forms’ that gives words their ‘normal’ sense.

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