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Not familiar with Voudouris before, but this is one of the most sonically pleasing electro-acoustic albums we've heard in recent days... "South African composer Dimitri Voudouris (b.1961 Athens, Greece) began composing in the '90s. He composes for acoustic instruments, electronic sound sources, multimedia, including dance and theatre. He bases his technical and theoretical compositional approach in research of cognitive psycho-acoustic behavioral patterns in humans and the behavior of sound in relationship to continued environmental changes. His socio-cultural interests have led him to research the survival of music in the 21st century and the impact that media and technology have on the composer. 'NPFAI.1' (New Possibilities for African Instrument) is an electro-acoustic composition for
with computer-assisted processing. Kalimba or m'bira is a finger piano made of wood and metal strips used in ceremonial music. In 'Palmos,' Voudoris chose three Western instruments -- the Hammond organ, oboe, and the bandoneon -- whose overtone and harmonic capabilities allowed for interlocking moments to take place, a phenomenon that is ever present in African traditional music. 'NPFAI. 3,' third in a series of electro-acoustic studies, is for African marimba and computer-assisted processing. 'Praxis' is a four-channel tape piece using a recording of an Christian Orthodox Greek male choir and computer-assisted processing. 566 sound compartments were created that ranged from 10 to 40 seconds in time duration."
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"Pogus is very pleased to release its second recording by composer Dimitri Voudouris, a South African composer of Greek birth. As Massimo Ricci wrote in his Touching Extremes review of the first Pogus release:
'Voudouris is interested in the 'research of cognitive psycho-acoustic behavioral patterns in humans and the behavior of sound in relationship to continued environmental changes'. Don't let the composer's difficult description fool you into thinking about some kind of cerebral pretentiousness, though, as this album contains instead four magnificent examples of his approach, music that's always challenging and, in many of its expressions, of extraordinary beauty.'
This description applies just as well as to this new recording.
(for text to speech synthesis with computer assisted processing for 24 speaker interactive robotic ensemble) is a comparative study of pathways in communication between Man and Machine and is composed using fragments of processed speech synthesis;
is a computer music piece that is Voudouris's fourth work that was composed for contemporary dance theatre.
originates from Zulu -- meaning 'daybreak'. This computer music composition focuses on linearity and infinite memory in the kinetic flow of vehicular traffic. Four languages were chosen to represent the composition of
(singing synthesis for four artificial female voices) namely Greek, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
(for voice and electronics) is a project that discusses the daily tensions encountered and focuses on the energy building up, exploding, or imploding from these tensions in the city, be it organically or inorganically created; this promotes musical creativity integrated into everyday life, of familiar places and natural behaviours."
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