Re: [Acma-l] Compositions / Sound-Designs and Entranceways

Subject: Re: [Acma-l] Compositions / Sound-Designs and Entranceways
From: jeanr (
Date: Mon Jun 14 2004 - 18:27:23 EDT

Stefan Udell
>- "Urban Canyons" (Stefan ??). A work from sound
>recordings made in varioius transitional spaces,
>- Works by Darren Copeland
>In Japan:
>- Pepsi Pavilion at World's Fair 1970 in Osaka.
>(Gordon Mumma, sound processing system; David
>Tudor and others created works)
>In the UK:
>- Impulse responses of multiple rooms in Elveden
>Hall, Suffolk (Matthew Rogalsky) as material for
>spatialising other audio material in various
>- "Traff-Vic" (Mark Henry) work peformed in the
>foyer of Victoria Rooms, Bristol.
>- "Who's in Charge" (Neal Farwell) work
>performed in the foyer of School of Music,
>Unversity of East Anglia (UEA), Bristol.
>- "The Maze" (Stelios Giannoulakis). Composition
>based on the Main Arts Building, University of
>Wales, Bangor. Also a work for a shopping mall
>in France, "24 Hours in Passage International".
>- Sound / light installation in Gallery of
>Modern Art (GOMA), Glasgow (Michael Hayden /
>John Mills-Cockell) [see also below].
>In the US:
>- A 14 channel permanent sound installation in
>the underground parking garage of a Gehry
>building by Michael Zbyszynski, Santa Monica,
>- An installation with feedback from a
>loudspeaker / microphone arrangement at either
>end of a staircase (Jean Routhier)
>- "Sky's the Limit" (Michael Hayden, light /
>John Mills-Cockell, sound; et al). Permanent
>sound and light sculpture installed in the
>International Airport, Chicago; and other
>similar collaborations in the US, Canada, UK.
>- Works by Janet Cardiff
>Also mentioned:
>- Marc Treib's book (with Richard Felciano)
>"Space Calculated in Seconds: The Philips
>Pavilion, Le Corbusier, Varèse" (Princeton
>University Press) on the collaborative work La
>Poème Eléctronique, for the Philips Pavilion at
>the 1958 World Fair in Brussells.
>- "Concret PH" (Iannis Xenakis).The composition
>played between performances of La Poème
>Eléctronique while audiences were arriving /
>departing the 1958 Philips Pavilion.
>- Virtual Reality and MultiMedia Park of Turin and other European
>Universities together involved in a VR
>simulation of the 1958 Philips Pavilion.
>- "I Am Sitting In A Room" (Alvin Lucier).
>Derek Thompson
>SIAL Sound Studios
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Derek Thompson []
>Sent: Thursday, 27 May 2004 7:24 PM
>Subject: [Acma-l] Compositions / Sound Designs and entranceways
>All, (with apologies for cross-postings)
>As part of a Master's research, I'm looking for existing works - either
>historical or recent (current?) - that explicitly explore architectural
>space, especially transitional space (i.e. foyers / stairwells /
>entranceways / atriums...).
>I'm wanting to identify and document significant sound designs,
>compositions or installations that have exploited, expressed, or
>transformed space normally passed through with little regard for the
>acoustic or sonic properties.
>Alongside this I am recording, documenting and analysing a number of
>public spaces with the aim to return to a select few with spatially
>diffuse sound designs that integrate (or intentionally intervene) with
>the visual and physical architecural environment.
>Any thoughts - or suggestions of works - welcome!
>Please feel free to mail me off-list if you wish, and I will collate
>responses for a single posting.
>Many thanks,
>SIAL Sound Studios
>Acma-l Mailing List
>ACMA Web site

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