Barry Truax - Song of Songs: (Evening - Third Movement)
  Year :   1992
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   Composition
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  Work Details  
  Evening is the third movement of Song of Songs which is based on texts from the Song of Solomon. Readings of these texts by Norbert Ruebsaat and Thecla Schiphorst are heard along with the voice of a monk from SS. Annunziata, a monastery in Amelia, Italy, plus recordings of a crackling fire made by Robert MacNevin for the World Soundscape Project tape collection. All sounds are processed with techniques of granulation to stretch and harmonize them such that their lyrical content is brought out. The full performance version of the work will include Lawrence Cherney playing English horn and oboe d’amore and computer graphic images by Theo Goldberg.Audio accessed 15.11.06 from (Canadian Electroacoustic Community Achive) If you have any interest at all in granular synthesis, get this disc and see how it is used by a master. (Warren Burt, Computer Music Journal, 23(4), 106) Song of Songs presents both the state of the art in electronic sound production and the expressive power that a mature composer can bring to the medium... All the pieces on this CD will reward repeated listening but Song of Songs moves beyond being merely interesting: it challenges listeners both to immerse themselves in the soundscape and to step back and decipher it. (Paul Hertz, Leonardo ) Accessed 27.04.2008 from