. . . silence of things secret . . ., by Matthew Goodheart
“This work is a hybrid between a sound installation and a composition. It is an immersive piece for eight metal percussion instruments, which are controlled by computer. The work employs ‘recursive physical object electroacoustics,’ a process which involves the stimulation of a real-world object (in this case a gong or cymbal), importing the resultant data into a computer environment for mixed synthesis, and outputting the result back into the instrument via a transducer attached to its surface. While the sound is generated electronically, its ultimate realization is acoustic. The instruments seem to sound of their own accord.”
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