Intricate and meticulous sounds are hallmarks of acousmatic composer Manuella Blackburn. Using a ring of loudspeakers situated around an audience in the dark, Blackburn creates a sound only environment where hearing takes precedence over everything else. The sound samples she uses in her works are sometimes recognizable clicks, often frantically moving, and always crisply detailed. Blackburn presents an evening of several of her works, including new material.

“Acousmatic” was a term adapted in the 1950s to define sounds (usually electronic in origin) that can be heard, but have no visible point of origin.

Curator: Argeo Ascani

empac.rpi.edu/events/2013/fall/manuella-blackburn

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