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Various artists: The Vancouver Soundscape 1973; Soundscape Vancouver 1996 (2 × CD) Pacific Fanfare

Pacific Fanfare

Barry Truax

  • Year of composition: 1996
  • Duration: 2:57
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium

Pacific Fanfare was composed to mark the 25th anniversary of both the Vancouver New Music Society and the World Soundscape Project at Simon Fraser University. It is comprised of ten soundmarks recorded by the WSP in the Vancouver area either from the early 1970’s or more recently, and thus reflects the changing soundscape of the city. The various sound signals are heard both in their original state, and digitally resonated and time-stretched in order to let them “resonate” in our own memories.