• Tone transmissions

Satz, Aura, 2020, Show, Exhibition or Event, Tone transmissions

Abstract or Description:

This sound piece draws inspiration from telephony and wave transmission as a prompt to talk about circuits of communication, drones and a compositional approach to sustained notes, interference patterns, tuning and deep listening. Following on from a previous iteration of this project for telephone which included composers Pauline Oliveros and Laurie Spiegel, here Satz has invited composer Eliane Radigue to weave together long-term conversations and compositional relationships with harpist Rhodri Davies and violist Julia Eckhardt. Eliane Radigue (b 1932) is known for her minimal electronic drone compositions produced on a large modular synthesizer. Recorded during lockdown via telephone and skype calls, this piece addresses Radigue's shift from electronic music to the recent acoustic works she has devised since 2000, and the transmission of music via conversation, mental images, living scores: non-notational sound images. Structured as a dialogic composition, the piece both documents and enacts a conversation about transmission and the circuitry of musical communication.

MusicianRadigue, Eliane
MusicianDavies, Rhodri
MusicianEckhardt, Julia
Tone transmissionsLondon, UK11 Sep 2020Museum/exhibition
Official URL: https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/the-exchange/
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Copyright Holders: Aura Satz
Funders: Crossed Lines: Literature and Telephony, a project led by Dr Sarah Jackson and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, in partnership with BT Heritage & Archives, the Science Museum Group and Nottingham Trent University.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Listening, sound art, music, telephony
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2021 14:56
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 14:59
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4887
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