Electro-acoustic elements are predetermined and fixed; they are not subject to influence from any external controller or signal. Examples include: tape music (Musique concrète), triggering of composed sound files, click-tracks (tempo curving), real-time synthesis systems governed entirely by a fixed score.

Project

vagues / fenêtres

This piece reflects my interest in the intersection between natural and musical structures, and the nuances revealed by close listening. It also, I think, bears traces of the many hours I spent wandering with camera and recording devices through the old town and along the promenade in Nice, absorbing color, shape, movement, reflection.

Project

68

Why do we create art and what do we expect it to do? This is the question posed in 68. In the beginning we witness the creative act: a poet, writing and speaking out the earliest fragments of his poems; discovering through experiment his voice, both physically and figuratively.

Audio

Go Where (excerpt)

Posted by Matthew Goodheart on September 1, 2009

Studio produced computer music by Ushio Torikai, with analysis and synthesis by David Wessel. Produced at IRCAM in 1985, released on the CD "Go Where" (Victor, VDR-1026), by Ushio Torikai.

Project

Astronomia

ASTRONOMIA, (1995) (duration 10') for marimba and quadraphonic tape is the third from a set of four pieces entitled Quadrivium. The four pieces in Quadrivium are designed to be played either individually or together as a complete uninterrupted cycle. All the pieces are focused in one way or another on sound spatialization.