In vista del workshop che il compositore canadese Barry Truax terrà a Tempo Reale il 9 dicembre 2021, pubblichiamo qui di seguito la presentazione dell’incontro scritta da Truax e un elenco di link di approfondimento.
Soundscape Composition: From the Real to the Virtual
Barry Truax, Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University
Soundscape composition has matured into an important practice, both as an artistic form and to promote environmental awareness, with works ranging from documentary to the construction of imaginary soundscapes. Just as the concept of “soundscape” embraces all forms of sound and emphasizes how sound is understood by listeners, so too soundscape composition creates simulated environments of sound within which the distinctions between voice, music and environmental sound are blurred. In the author’s soundscape compositions, the sound material is elaborated using contemporary digital signal processing techniques, while maintaining listener recognizability, and the structure of the work and its narrative are guided by the composer’s contextual knowledge of the real world.
The presentation at Tempo Reale will introduce a variety of soundscape compositions produced at SFU, along with a selection of 8-channel works during the listening session.
Barry Truax’s website: www.sfu.ca/~truax
Interviews, webinars and audio visual works: http://www.sfu.ca/~truax/videos.html
World Soundscape Project information: http://www.sfu.ca/~truax/wsp.html
Stereo versions of Truax works available at: sonus.ca