Hildegard Westerkamp - His Masters Voice
  Year :   1985
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   Electroacoustic Composition
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  re-issued by CRiSAP 2008 with the book Autumn Leaves. Edited by Angus Carlyle His Master'sVoice is a collage of the "macho voice" as it appears in all walks of life: on the street, in the media (AM/FM radio), in the political and religious realms, in the contexts of popular culture and of high culture. For His Master's VoiceI have disconnected the macho voices from their settings and have re-contextualized them with each other. The message of the piece is as blatant as the voices themselves which penetrate our lives. The difference is that in daily life we often are numbed to them and we internalize their message with little resistance. His Master's Voicemakes them audible in all their blatancy. Perhaps it also makes us look more rigorously at what it covers up. Available on CD! Accessed 12.06.2009 from http://www.sfu.ca/~westerka/program_notes/mastervoice.html