Re: Rhythmic Speech


Subject: Re: Rhythmic Speech
From: James Phelps (jimphelps_niucms@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Jul 11 2005 - 10:26:19 EDT


... just curious ... how will the multi-channel
diffusion play into the piece .... it's rationale, so
to speak?

-Jim Phelps

--- Chris Leon <chrisleon@videotron.ca> wrote:

> Thanks to all for the great info.
> Yes, this is an extremely broad subject and has
> grown even broader with
> the interesting links and composers that have been
> mentioned on this
> thread.
> This is a particularly relevant link that I found
> while searching for
> Ubuweb :
>
http://ncca.smufsa.nu/pr_sonorus.php3?lang=eng&t=0&p=0
>
> Turntable/Hip Hop, Chanting, Poetry, Phonetics...:
> All good
>
>
> The basis of this paper came when a teacher asked me
> to create a
> rhythmic vocal composition similar to a Bjork piece
> (from Selma Songs)
> to use in a live performance with a dancer. This led
> to us wanting to
> research the history of rhythmic speech in musical
> composition. But I
> am interested in all aspects of speech rhythm
> (poetry, chanting,
> phoenetics...) as part of my research.
>
> I will eventually be creating a live performance
> speech based work for
> multi-channel diffusion. Anyone have a favorite
> software for this type
> of application. I have tried AudioMulch and Reason
> so far.
>
> Best
>
> Chris
>
>
> On 10-Jul-05, at 2:27 PM, nick storring wrote:
>
> > I think you can still access ubuweb via google...
> I got to the 365
> > days project... so it's worth a shot.
> >
> > nick
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > please visit my new website
> http://www.nickstorring.com/
> >
> >
> >
> > >From: Eliot Handelman <eliot@generation.net>
> > >Reply-To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
> > >To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
> > >Subject: Re: Rhythmic Speech
> > >Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 14:16:49 -0700
> > >
> > >Chris Leon wrote:
> > >
> > >>Hi,
> > >>
> > >>I am writing a paper on the use of spoken word
> as rhythmic device
> > >>for composition. This involves any sound emitted
> by the voice (male
> > >>or female) that is morphed into a rhythmic
> pattern.
> > >>
> > >>Who are the first composers to take speech
> fragments and create
> > >>rhythmic patterns or loops?
> > >
> > >It's interesting that you use the words
> "composition" and
> > >"composers" here, because the first thing that
> > >springs to mind is the Ursonate by Schwitters the
> creator of
> > >"merzbau", and the best performance I ever heard
> was
> > >Christian Bok's, who's a poet. (on Ubuweb, down
> for summer)
> > >
> > >>
> > >>Some of the early pioneers I have found so far
> are Steve Reich and
> > >>Leos Janacek.
> > >
> > >
> > >Or are you being territorial about "composition,"
> since you use the
> > >word "pioneer"?
> > >
> > >-- eliot
>

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