We were delighted to see Wetlands – the multichannel composition by electroacoustic composer and Reader in Music and Audio Technology Dr Aki Pasoulas – performed in Chile earlier this month at a music fesitval at the foot of the Villarrica volcano. The festival is aimed to expose schoolchildren to the repertoire and creative practice of electroacoustic music, engaging young people and broadening their listening experiences.
Recorded last year, Wetlands is based on field recordings of urban wetlands around the city of Valdivia in Chile, and has already been performed around the world. The composition explores a dialogue between sounds living, moving and interacting in those spaces, creating also tension and release moments when these meet with human-made noise and activity. The original raw recordings were provided by the SoundLapse research team, who commissioned this composition. Dr Pasoulas’ work represents an important contribution to field of electroacoustic music, and is a shining example of the University of Kent’s innovative approach to composition and production.
Wetlands is published by the label Gruenrekorder (https://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=18999).