Homage to Bessemer : electronics
by Robert Douglas (1984)
From the CD Watt ever.
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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.
Instrumentation: For Fairlight CMI
Duration: 13 min.
First performance: 1984.
2nd place in the 2MBS-FM 10th Anniversary Radiophonic Music Competition.
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