Inclusive Improv


Vista Points

by Manuella Blackburb

acousmatic : 10’14

All materials used in Vista Points are derived from electric guitar sounds. Often the electric guitar sounds are left raw and then layered with processed materials. When these sounds interact, there are points of causality, conflict and turbulence. This work explores the effect of varying the distance between sonic events. When constructing the piece, contrasts between pressured and voluntary behaviours became a primary focus with the aim of achieving moments of activity and emptiness.

The work was awarded First Prize at the 10th Musica Viva Electroacoustic Music Competition in Lisbon, September 2009.

Thanks go to Carlos Charles Lopez for providing the electric guitar sounds for this project.