other world

Discussion in 'Live Sound' started by aracu, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. aracu

    aracu Active Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Heard an interesting recording of film music for strings composed by
    Takemitsu, on the Telarc label, played by the l Fiamminghi orchestra
    and conducted by Rudolf Werthen. The music itself is consistantly slow, eerie, and dark, with many silent pauses and a fairly constant volume level in terms of the dynamics. It was recorded in such a
    way as to sound as if it is floating in the middle of nowhere, for lack of a better description, not particularly transparent, the strings sounding thick and coloured, with a huge amount of reverb, creating a dark veil and helping to bring out a vague distant quality. The recording approach is provocative in the sense that it could easily destroy a different genre of music, but creates a special acoustic environment for a particular context.

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