“Onset/Offset” by Pete Stollery

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Artist Statement:

    My previous tape piece, Altered Images, was concerned with the dual interpretation of the word “image” on both aesthetic and sonic levels. Onset/Offset is concerned, even more than before, with exploiting the interplay between the original “meaning” of sound objects and their spectro-morphological characteristics. Thus, there are many recognizable sounds in this piece which can, and should, be perceived on both levels—the sound of a key in a lock is on one level refers to the action of unlocking a door, but on another, is also interesting as a pure sound in itself. Onset/Offset was realized in the Electroacoustic Music Studios at Northern College, Aberdeen and at the University of Birmingham in April 1996. It received an Honourable Mention in the Stockholm Electronic Arts Award, 1996.



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