Crickets that sing hymns?

This is a fascinating program, showing what can be revealed in audio when we slow something down to extreme amounts:

I’m highly interested in this, as it relates to an area I’m intending to explore in my forthcoming honours year, looking at spectral nature of sound and the notes ‘in-between’, using timbre and tone colour as a basis for composition. This loosely follows Eric Tamm’s observations of Brian Eno’s music and his ‘vertical’ nature of constructing sound, but also takes into account the compositional techniques of the French spectral school of composition, in particular Gerard Grisey and Tristan Murail. It’s a bit like extreme macro photography, looking at the detail of say, a blade of grass, and finding more and more beauty and detail the closer you go.

Curiouser and curiouser… more soon.

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