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Touch Radio 039: Paulo Raposo and João Silva - Book of hours

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:23:24

  • Shelf mark

    C1428/39

  • Recording date

    ca. 2009

  • Recording locations

    Dome of the National Pantheon, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Performers

    Raposo, Paulo (producer, space multi-channel diffusion and real-time processing), Santos, Carlos (glass and bell), Silva, João (producer, crystal bowl)

  • Description

    Performer(s): '"Book of Hours" was recorded in the remarkable baroque central dome of the National Pantheon in Lisbon. The musicians (and the audience) were 40 meters above ground level on a narrow circular balcony looking out over the abyss. The main sound source was a crystal bowl, played by João Silva, which was struck and resonated with a stick. Paulo Raposo processed these sounds and diffused them throughout the space via 6 channels, 4 of which were small self-powered speakers, arranged symetrically around the circumference of the dome. Carlos Santos also moved throughout the space and the audience with a small glass and a Tibetan bell. The sonic interactions in "Book of Hours" aimed to reveal the inherently active qualities of the space, itself a performer in this acoustic dialog.' Programme first published on Touch Radio website, 24th February 2009.

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Touch Radio 039: Paulo Raposo and João Silva - Book of hours

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