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Homage to Bessemer

by Robert Douglas (1984)

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From the CD Watt ever.

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Work Overview

This piece was created on the Fairlight CMI at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Electronic Music Studio. The work was recorded in layers on 8-track tape using a number of differing sound sources, eg. marimba and chimes. These were transformed by the CMI to resemble very different sounds - the marimba for example was stretched out to sound like a violin. Bessemer was the inventor of the all-important process whereby iron is converted to steel - a process characterised by very dramatic bursts of sparks and thunderous sounds.

Work Details

Year: 1984

Duration: 13 min.

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