EA Voices I
Based on a found object-phrase, IF articulates in its form the paradoxical alloy of the spontaneity of the gesture the voice of the urban tag and time deceleration in contact with engraved writings behind closed doors.
Monique Jean is an acousmatic music composer. She is particularly interested in meaning/sound ambiguities in relation to image, movement and text. She is presently working on a multimedia work expected for September 1997.
Beneath the waves, I heard my breathing, heartbeat, pounding surf. The beautiful fish and coral were beyond my ears. This piece transforms their spoken names tomtate, angelfish, barracuda, fan, brain to mimic their movements, forms, and colors. Surf recorded at Palmiste, Grenada; All Soul's Day, 1990.
Andra McCartney works primarily with recorded environmental and vocal sounds. She creates and performs multimedia pieces, and composes radio art, audio postcards, and works for dance. Her piece Arcade `94 appears on DISContact! II (CEC). (http://www.finearts.yorku.ca/andra/andra.html)
This excerpt from Processions, by Diana McIntosh, for piano and two digital delays, is part of Murkings, a dramatic multimedia piece for text, piano, electronics and visuals. It concerns our relationship with the environment, particularly the on-going pollution of the Great Lakes. This performance is by the composer.
Dynamic and innovative Diana McIntosh has a unique and active career as composer / pianist / multimedia performer. Her one-woman performances take her throughout Canada, to Europe and the USA. She has also written orchestral, chamber and vocal works. Her CD, Another Byte of McIntosh, showcases five of her original works. (http://www.idio-audio.com/diana/)
Flamingo ! is the second piece in a series about animals (and human beings) in cages and free, realized in 1996 with sounds recorded by the composer in zoos, parks, etc. The first piece of the series, Le poisson qui cache l'oiseau, appears on DISContact! II (CEC).
Pascale Trudel (Québec, 1964) has been presenting her pieces since 1987, in concert, on the radio, on CD, as a soundtrack to an artist's video, and soon on the internet. She has been composing her pieces in her own studio, Studio Dragon, since 1993. (http://WWW.CAM.ORG/~sdragon/)
The title Whiteout may perhaps refer to snow and blinding light and serves as a departure point for this sound/escape.
The above works are part of the double-CD compilation PRESENCE (*PeP*)