Bird on a Wire II

Flocking Patterns
BOW 002

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Radio // Bird on a Wire II
Bird on a Wire II
Emilie Cecilia LeBel
Piste 1 de Bird on a Wire II
CD: Bird on a Wire Records (2012) BOW 002
Terri Hron, flûte à bec

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In 2006, I began working with composers to develop new works for recorder and live electronics. My goal was to drop the instrument into as many of the exciting currents of real-time processing as possible. Each composer provided a different challenge, but drew inspiration from the unique way I play and use my instruments.

The result, Bird on a Wire, was an exciting and varied programme where everything from renaissance chanson to the honking horns of Manhattan floated by. Juan and I premièred the new show at the University of Alberta in October 2008 and then toured across North America. I recorded all the new pieces at The Banff Centre for the Bird on a Wire album released in 2009.

The next phase of the project was to dive into multi-channel diffusion. For this new show, Flocking Patterns, I commissioned eight pieces that explore interactivity in a ‘surround,’ eight-channel environment.

Although this is a solo project, I envisage the new pieces to be trios between my acoustic sound, the loudspeakers and the space. The nature of interaction is at the core of my investigation: which direction is the sound travelling, in our hearing and in space? who/what is controlling whom? what are the flyways and feedback loops?


Durée totale: 66m21s