CURTIS ROADS Point Line Cloud (2004) (ASPHODEL RECORDS) (13 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM
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CURTIS ROADS Point Line Cloud (Electronic Music 1999-2003) (2004) (ASPHODEL RECORDS) (13 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM
Point Line Cloud (Electronic Music 1999-2003) (2004) (ASPHODEL RECORDS) (13 TRACKS)
POINT LINE CLOUD is a 2004 album of all new audio material by the California composer of electronic and electroacoustic music, pioneer of granular and pulsar synthesis, author and computer programmer, Curtis Roads. He is the first person to implement granular sound processing in the digital domain.
In the composer''s own words:
Beneath the level of the note lies the realm of sound particles. Each particle is a pinpoint of sound. Recent advances let us probe and manipulate this microacoustical world. Sound particles dissolve the rigid bricks of musical composition-the notes and their intervals-into more fluid and supple materials. The sensations of point, pulse (series of points), line (tone), and surface (texture) emerge as the density of particles increases. Sparse emissions produce rhythmic figures. By lining up the particles in rapid succession, one can induce an illusion of tone continuity or pitch. As the particles meander, they flow into liquid-like streams and rivulets. Dense agglomerations of particles form clouds of sound whose shapes evolve over time.
POINT LINE CLOUD has been performed around the world at venues as diverse as the Paris Planetarium, All Tomorrow''s Parties U.K., the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles with Autechre, the new Sonic Arts Network concert hall in Belfast, and in cities such as Melbourne, Barcelona, Venice, Parma, Porto, Istanbul, Zurich, New York, and San Francisco. POINT LINE CLOUD received the prestigious Award of Distinction at Ars Electronica in 2002.
1. Now - 6:61
2. Eleventh Vortex - 4:08
3. Half-Life, Part I: Sonal Atoms - 3:36
4. Half-Life, Part II: Granules - 2:46
5. Sculptor - 3:15
6. Volt Air, Part I - 3:18
7. Volt Air, Part II - 2:37
8. Volt Air, Part III - 2:17
9. Volt Air, Part IV - 2:09
10. Fluxon - 3:07
11. Pictor Alpha - 3:25
12. Nanomorphosis - 3:18
13. Tenth Vortex - 3:03