at Delighted that my new piece for Flute and Electronics was played today by the wonderful Ruth Morley of Red Note Ensemble (flute) and Alistair MacDonald, RCS on electronics at Sound Festival 2020.
What a wonderful journey it has been to compose this piece. This project involves 5 Scottish based composers, myself, Rylan Gleave, Amit Anand, Ruta Vitkauskaite, and Georgina MacDonell Finlayson. They are all wonderful.
My electroacoustic composition is inspired by the growing field of ecology and music, and in particular, by the sounds of the ocean and the effect of noise pollution on the creatures that live in it. Many whale strandings are thought to be caused by human activity and noise. Research shows that noise in the ocean has been steadily increasing and can affect behaviour such as feeding, socialising and can disorientate creatures such as cetaceans.
The piece is composed for amplified solo flute and electronics – in this case tape. The live flute part weaves through a fixed media soundscape or “tape” part which explores an imagined marine environment and events.
My piece is at around 28 minutes. Enjoy.
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