|Triptych: Eric Wilson
Is a soundscape driven deposition by Eric Wilson.
The piece has three elements. The piece has three roles.
This “deposition” is a result of an interview between Eric Wilson and the head of audiology @ the Liverpool Royal Infirmary Hospital during the year 1998, this male stated as a fact that every “soundscape*” is made up of three elements, background, signals & conversations. The composition Triptych will therefore, direct and instruct the participating musicians to act, perform the roles of “background, signal and conversation” using sound and/or music.
What happens next?
· It is also noted by Eric Wilson that the term “Soundscape” has lost any value through its misuse and wanton abduction by people known as “Sound artists” who are usually just “rock” musicians seeking funding from the Arts Council of England. You may hear him turning in his metaphorical grave, slowly. In effect any sound-environment” could be described as a “Soundscape” says Eric, “but it seems a musician only needs to use a reverb unit, or play A minor ninth for 3 days “quietly” for the piece to become a soundscape. The ears boggle!”
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