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

2013
Acoustic Frontiers, Radio, Ottawa, Canada

2012
RadiaLx, Radio Art Festival / 88.4 FM, Lisbon, Portugal
Basic.fm, broadcast by Pixel.Palace, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Khoross Audio Dramas, UK (online)
WEALR, New Music Festival, Cal State Fulerton, US

2011
Lights Out Listening Group, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

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