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Trevor Wishart and Sonic Art

February 10, 2006

Following the discussion on the microSound list, I was introduced to new names, one of them is Trevor Wishart who pursued a challenge of reshaping the sound as we perceive and sculpturing it in a different sense. He played mostly with human voice and created different electroacoustic pieces with it. I was curious about his “voiceprints”, but since the Bob Host didn’t have it, I couldn’t find a chance to listen to it.

Here is a link I have found from Tate Modern, it is Alvier Lucier, a US composer who uses systems as a generative device.

The American composer Alvin Lucier was an early pioneer of sound works which use systems as a generative device. He has since produced innovations in many areas of musical composition and performance, including the notation of physical gestures, the use of brain waves in live performance, and the evocation of room acoustics for musical purposes. His recent works include a series of performances in which, by means of close tunings with pure tones, sound waves are caused to spin through space.

Written by Ilteris Kaplan who still lives and works in New York. Twitter