for Fixed Media
Composer: James Mobberley
Study for Vox Inhumana (2000) is a brief exploration of the sound world that is to form the basis for a series of larger and varied works that combine vocal sounds (non-singing) with each other (tape compositions and works for vocal improvisation ensemble), with instruments, and with combinations of live vocal and instrumental sounds with both recorded and interactive computer elements. The human voice is the most varied instrument of all, and its rich soundfield has yet to be tapped fully – in fact it may never be. The sounds in this recording were produced and recorded by the composer, representing only one of thousands of vocal treasuries. The piece uses Csound and sound editing software to combine collage techniques with grooves and other devices. The structure is at times controlled and at times rhapsodic, reflecting the moods and bends of the creative (snapped) mind of its composer.
Composer contact: [email protected]
Website (scores, recordings and info): http://jamesmobberleymusic.com