CEC
Communauté électroacoustique canadienne
Canadian Electroacoustic Community
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“Elektronikus Mozaik” (electronic mosaic) for stereo tape was commissioned by the Hungarian National Film Production Organization (MAFILM), for a first performance in Budapest in May of 1984. The work was realised using digital sound generation facilities, in particular the Yamaha DX7 synthesizer, at the Queen's University Electronic Music Studios in Kingston, Ontario. The piece was conceived as a sonic analogy to a visual mosaic. Points of sound with various colors, or timbres, correspond to the bits of colored stone found in the visual mosaic. The sonic colors are worked into variously similar and contrasting rhythmic contexts intended to encourage the listener to move his/her mental focus among the larger and smaller levels of structure but to find coherence and, in particular, continuity at each of these levels. At the micro levels of the work the richness and variety of the individual points is meant to attract the listener's attention, while the macro levels comprised of interwoven streams of points merge into structures which are meant to engage and hold the listener's attention. DK

  • Studio: Queen's University Electronic Music Studios (Kingston, Ontario)
  • Premiere: Budapest (Hongrie), v-1984
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