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Theodore Lotis: Époque de l’eau (CD) A South Wind Will Bring the Sand

A South Wind Will Bring the Sand

Theodore Lotis

  • Year of composition: 2002
  • Duration: 10:11
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium

An image of a deserted vast area. A south wind approaches the listener / viewer. The wind lies on the sands. It forms sandbanks and carries along the sand grains, like clouds drifting away, and boats floating out to sea. Sand hills surround the listener. The technique of granular synthesis has been used vastly in order to create sonic environments, which imitate natural environments, such as the wind, and conjure up the image of sand grains blowing.


A South Wind Will Bring the Sand was realized in 2002 at the studio of City University London (England, UK) and the composer’s studio, and premiered by Denis Smalley on April 28, 2004 at the Sonorities Festival in the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) in Belfast (Northen Ireland, UK). It was awarded an Honorable mention at the 24th Luigi Russolo International Competition (Varese, Italy, 2002).


  • April 28, 2004, Sonorities 2004: Denis Smalley, Sonic Arts Research Centre — Queen’s University, Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK)