SONANCES OF THE BIZARRE
'Sonances of the Bizarre' is an acousmatic rendition of a large-scale interactive electroacoustic piece inspired by traditional Iranian professions. To gather the raw sonic material of this piece, I traveled to Iran to collect field recordings of the genuine soundscapes and sound-objects of old Iranian professions that are unfortunately on the edge of extinction.
In the abstract soundscape of this short composition you will hear sound-objects found in carpet weaving workshops, or the squeaky sounds of reed pens on glossy papers used in Persian calligraphy. You will also hear the resonant sound of plucking a stringed bow-shaped tool in cotton fluffing, teacups and saucers buzzing and sliding in a teahouse, as well as the polyrhythmic metallic soundscape of a coppersmithing bazaar.
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