metallaxis by Giorgos Stefanou published on 2010/12/28 23:31:18 +0000 Stereo down version from 8 channel circular speaker setup. The tools that i used are supercollider, maxmsp, cockos reaper, audacity. In this composition i tried to give the impression of a journey which goes by various stages, where their identification is made through the sound and specifically trough the spectromorphological characteristics of each sound, the perception that the sound is inside a space and the movement of each sound inside each space. Some composed spaces give the feeling of levitation, which is impossible to experience it in a natural environment because of gravity. Other spaces are more realistic, while others can not be described because they are not respond to an auditory experience in the real world. This sonic journey is following some swinging stages. These stages can not always be easily distinct and more often the transition from one stage to another can not be immediately understand by the listener. The journey starts with something more material and real towards something intangible and imaginary. Source of inspiration was the symbolic parallelism of these stages with the four elements of nature: earth, water, air and fire. The project was structured in this series, but not directly related to the corresponding sounds that create these materials, but as a sonic metaphor in an abstract way.