Electroacoustics Lecture Outline
FFAR 250 (Nov. 2001) - - (2004 Lecture mp3s)
Introduction (short) Mark Corwin,
What did you hear? What was the original sound source?
"Variable Speed Recorder" inventor
Sonic art form - Electroacoustic Music,
Montreal - city that boasts a having one of the worlds most vibrant and active community of electroacoustic composers and support organizations.
30 to 40 concerts presented each year with an electroacoustic orientation. Concordia, birthplace & present home to CEC,
Concordia Fall EuCuE series
2001-02 - 20th anniversary of Ea concerts, 30 years of teaching Ea classes
What is Electroacoustics?
It's a field of study concerned with the use of electricity for the creation, processing, manipulation, storage, presentation, distribution, perception, analysis, understanding or cognition of Sound. (M. Century – augmented)
Traditional use of musical instruments (pitch, rhythm and harmony)
Concordia Electroacoustic tradition
must also adopt new methods of listening.
PLAY Hildegarde Westerkamp - “Breathing Room” (1990) 3:02
"Music as breath-like nourishment."Organization concepts
"Breathing as nourishing musical space."
"Each breath makes its own unique statement, creates a specific place in time. Meanwhile, the heart beats on, propelling time from one breath to the next."
PLAY Christian Calon/Claude Schryer - “Prochaine Station” (1990) 3:01 A sound journey through a sonically recognizable Canadian City.
" Barry Truax
Learning to perceive the particular language that is established for each work. Whether sounds are simple or complex
Our Audio Projection System
Re-animation - Rotation, up/down, forward/backward, distance.“re-animates” or “projects” the sound into the concert space.
Universities (play from collected)
East Coast Francophone
Electroacoustic / Computer Music / Acousmatic ?
PLAY Robert Normandeau - Rumeurs (Place de Ransbeck) 1987 12:13
Acousmatic work based on the elusive fleeting nature of reality. The doors are not doors. IMED 9002 #3
FINALE - PLAY Mark Corwin “SummersPast” 5”00