This is a short (< 6 minutes) electroacoustic music composition created for the "Utopian 'Ringings' for the Next Millennium" open forum of the Bourges 2000 Electroacoustic Music Festival in Bourges, France.
In the millennial city, the sounds of nature and technology become the sounds of our art…but we cannot dwell there forever!
Consider Ecolopolis as a pause, a respite, a vacation, a getaway…a picnic on the edge of the future city, where the concept of “harmony” will encompass blended ecologies of humanity, inspiration, accomplishment and technocracy…a city where the sky is as audible as the air is sweet, and a fanfare to welcome the territory’s participants can be as subtle and gentle as a warm caress.
Ecolopolis was created using KYMA 4.5 with the Capybara 320 Sound Computation Engine; a Roland D-110 Multitimbral Sound Module; a Yamaha DMP-11 Digital Mixing Processor; a 360 Systems MIDI Patcher 8x8 Routing System; Cakewalk 6.0 software running on a Windows 98 Platform; a Roland VS-880EX 8-track Digital Studio Workstation; and a SONY 75ES Digital Audio Tape Recorder.
Howard Wershil May 2000
Ecolopolis (duration: 5 minutes, 37 seconds)