One Autumn Night

One Autumn Night (fixed medium, 8’10) is a dialogue between two contrasting kinds of musical material: one is human and lyrical, using voice sounds and simple sung melodic fragments, the other is clearly digital and artificial but is subtly inflected with speech-like gestures. The encounter between these distinct sonorous entities is set against a backdrop of sounds reminiscent of a storm. The exchange is mildly confrontational but not in a way that suggests a victory of one ‘voice’ over another. The drama, which unfolds in two waves, is a negotiation that nods to the complexities of striving for a thoughtful interaction between humanity, technology and nature.

Selected Performances

Acoustic Frontiers, Radio, Ottawa, Canada

RadiaLx, Radio Art Festival / 88.4 FM, Lisbon, Portugal, broadcast by Pixel.Palace, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Khoross Audio Dramas, UK (online)
WEALR, New Music Festival, Cal State Fulerton, US

Lights Out Listening Group, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

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