Black Velvet by Louise Rossiter published on 2011/03/01 09:54:21 +0000 Black Velvet was realised in the studios of The University of Aberdeen in early 2010. The work uses a can of Guinness containing a widget as its sole sound source. In realising this piece, my intention was to create a sound world completely different, and obscure to that expected from the sound object- one that would immediately draw the listener in- especially through diffusion. Black Velvet was created from a single source recording of a Guinness can during which I explored all avenues of potential for the sound object- such as opening the can, pouring the liquid, rattling the widget and finally crumpling the can. Black Velvet was announced as a finalist in the 2010 Musica Nova International Composition Competition.