Manuella Blackburn [Photograph: Neil Barrett, Timperley (England, UK), May 2010]
Manuella Blackburn [Photograph: Neil Barrett, Timperley (England, UK), May 2010]

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Manuella Blackburn

Release:
Aug 21, 2012
Wholesale price:
CAD 10.00
File under:
concrète / electroacoustics
  • 1st solo album by British composer Manuella Blackburn.
  • 6 acousmatic works.
  • This album comes out on the label empreintes DIGITALes based in Montréal. Established 1990, this label is widely considered as the world leader in electroacoustics / acousmatics.

Manuella Blackburn’s work brilliantly embodies the vivid side of modern acousmatic music. This first disc of the Manchester-based British composer will keep the listener’s mind awake from the first to the last second. One will find dynamic works where the discourse is articulated with incredible finesse. Each element is precisely organized within complex timbre structures of great clarity. Each piece is based on sound materials carefully selected and delicately processed: from the electric guitar, to electronic switches to traditional musical instruments. In these bursts of sound remains an emphasis on pitch, uttering a reference to tonal musical history, keeping the listener drawn into the singular narrative of a frankly lively work.

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