Orbits: excerpt of today’s recording – 30th April 2016

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Listen below (via YouTube)

From my notebook:
9:25am – 10:25am
Recorder positioned with L (north), R (south)
Town Hall bells chime at 9:30am, and periodically every 15 mins.
Lots of sporadic traffic on Pirie Street (trucks, rattling engines)
Construction to building to the south. Frequent sounds of drilling and hammering. Becomes less frequent in the final 15 mins of recording.
First tram passes on King William Street at 9:47am
Nice organ harmonies at 9:53am
Nice low resonances at 10:07am
Patter of leaves blowing at either end of walkthrough

Pedestrians – on foot: 33
Bikes: 4

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Orbits (2016) now installed at Adelaide City Council walkthrough

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As part of Adelaide City Council’s Soundscape program, my new installation work, Orbits is installed at the ACC’s walkthrough. It will be installed there until Monday 6th June.

A short description of the work:

Orbits is a sound work developed specifically for the Adelaide City Council walkthrough. The sonic material is drawn from two cyclical chord sequences played on a 1950’s reed organ routed to a harmonic modulator. Since the two chord sequences are of different lengths, the sequences slip out of phase with each other (a phase relation) and – in conjunction with the harmonic modulator – result in complex harmonies and textures.

You can listen to an excerpt of the work below:

More documentation to come in the near future, including some in-situ audio recordings, and at some point a formal release of the composition.