Piano Fragments

by Oli Carman
November 23, 2016, 10:14 am

Fragment - chip, fleck, flake, sliver, spark, ember, shard…

This descriptive terminology inspired the shaping and the selection of sound material in this piece, which is derived from two short piano recordings.

Having this descriptive language in mind I decided to include sounds that I would have usually ‘broken off’ and discarded; the clicks, glitches, distortions and noise based sounds that often result during processing, but are traditionally not considered aesthetically pleasing. 

Piano Fragments was awarded 3rd Prize at the 2015 Engine Room International Sound Art Competition.

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