Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Trevor Wishart - Red Bird

Trevor Wishart asked: "Why work with computers?" And answered: "Why, to make sounds that no one has heard before." 'Red Bird' (1980), Wishart's classic electronic work, is all about sound and transformations. Vocal sounds are changed into metallic hammers, a book slammed closed becomes a slammed door ... A vast array of recorded sounds shift and slowly morph into other sounds, and the effect is magical.

[play .ram file - 45 min.]

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