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Conduit is a multichannel electroacoustic composition which aims to explore the compositional possibilities of time-stretching based on phase vocoder technology, particularly related to the qualitative change in the character of sounds with dynamic and rapid time-varying characteristics, such as liquids flowing through various conduits (with instances of recordings taken from rivers, streams and the pipes and radiators of a heating system). The sound transformation processes based on the phase vocoder are perceived as changing the state of the liquid to a gas, with the splashes of water turning to anthropomorphic hisses as the playback rate is slowed. This process mirrors a physical one as some of the other elements of recorded material explore recordings of steam radiators in the reverse process of a transformation from gas to liquid.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 9 Jun 2009

Bibliographical note

'Conduit' - multichannel tape (8-channel), first presented at Spatial Music Collective Collective 8.4, National Concert Hall, Dublin, June 9th 2009. Also presented at: (1) ISEA 2009 symposium, Spatial Music Collective installation concert, School of Creative Arts, University of Ulster, Magee campus, 25th August 2009. (2) Spatial Music Collective retrospective concert (2006 - 2009), Dublin Fringe Festival, CHQ building, George's Dock, September 10th 2009. (3) Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Spatial Music Collective 8.5, National Concert Hall, Dublin, 23rd October 2009.
Outputmediatype: Multichannel electroacoustic piece


  • electroacoustic
  • tape music
  • multichannel
  • phase vocoder


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