25 July 2019

Staff and student composers receive international recognition in Belgium

Work by Professor Adrian Moore, Dr Adam Stanovic, PhD students James Surgenor and Chris Bevan features in new music concert in Mons, Belgium.

Microphone music

Adrian Moore gave a concert of electroacoustic music at Rtbf (Radio Télévision Belge Francophone) Auditorium Abel Dubois. He performed two of his own multi-channel works ('Inside and out...again' and 'Counterattack') alongside works from composers at the University of Sheffield Sound Studios (USSS). Adrian's works are published by Empreintes DIGITALes

in Montreal (www.electrocd.com) and can be streamed from www.electrotheque.com. His textbook (Sonic Art: An Introduction to ElectroacousticMusic Composition) is published by Routledge.

Adrian’s two works develop his ongoing research to find new ways of creating a plausible (but equally radical) sonic environments that surround the listener in sound. In much the same way as one might leave the house in the morning and hear sounds that are close and personal set against larger swathes of natural sound (wind, rain, background traffic), he sets out to create a ‘scene’ that comprises many different elements that interact inside a 3D surround-sound space. In ‘Counterattack’ that space was dark, mysterious and slightly unreal; ‘Inside and out…again’ played precisely upon sounds that we know from inside (taps and water, a bee recorded in isolation) and outside (birds, bees, streams, cars) to take us on a journey from small to large, light to dark, intimate to extreme. Although he calls his works ‘acousmatic’ (a listening stance favouring sound over sight where understanding the source or cause of a sound is not part of the process), he is clearly painting with sound, asking the listening to (perhaps) close their eyes and imagine being ‘somewhere else’.

Adrian Moore gave a concert of electroacoustic music at Rtbf (Radio Télévision Belge Francophone) Auditorium Abel Dubois. He performed two of his own multi-channel works ('Inside and out...again' and 'Counterattack') alongside works from composers at the University of Sheffield Sound Studios (USSS). Adrian's works are published by Empreintes DIGITALes

in Montreal (www.electrocd.com) and can be streamed from www.electrotheque.com. His textbook (Sonic Art: An Introduction to ElectroacousticMusic Composition) is published by Routledge.

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