VIDEOS OF WORKS BY AND ABOUT BARRY TRUAX

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Interviews, Lectures and Webinars

Androgyne, Mon Amour, with Robert Black, double bass; Walter Kubanek, dancer; poems by Tennessee Williams, music by Barry Truax

Beauty and the Beast, part 1, for Narrator (oboe d'amore & English horn), images by Theo Goldberg, music by Barry Truax
part 2, part 3, part 4 videos

Divan, concept and images by Theo Goldberg, music by Barry Truax

Enigma (part 2), music theatre piece about Alan Turing, for tenor, baritone and soundtracks; William George, tenor; Steve Maddock, baritone

From the Unseen World, for piano and soundtracks; Barry Truax, piano; solo work or part of Enigma

Ghostly Moon, performed by the Orchid Ensemble, music by Barry Truax

Four Love Songs, from Powers of Two, Act 3, The Artist, for tenor, soundtracks and video

No. 1, L'homme armé, Marcel van Neer, tenor; David Dong Qyu Lee, counter-tenor; Marc Berezowski, dancer; video by Thecla Schiphorst, music by Barry Truax
No. 2, Tancredi and Clorinda, Marcel van Neer, tenor; David Dong Qyu Lee, counter-tenor; Thecla Schiphorst, dancer; video by Thecla Schiphorst, music by Barry Truax
No. 3, Tristan, Marcel van Neer, tenor; David Dong Qyu Lee, counter-tenor; Marc Berezowski, dancer; video by Thecla Schiphorst, music by Barry Truax
No. 4, Welcome Oedipus, Marcel van Neer, tenor; David Dong Qyu Lee, counter-tenor; Hans Seidemann and Douglas Huffman, dancers; video and music by Barry Truax

More compositional projects



 Demonstration of the PODX granular synthesis program (GSX), 2013, by Barry Truax, as used in Riverrun (36')
Interview with Michael Clarke, 2013, about Riverrun, in the context of Inside Computer Music, Oxford Univ. Press (30')

Interview and concert at Wroclaw University, Poland, on soundscape research and composition, June 2014 (30')

 Interview part 1 (unedited), in the Sonic Research Studio, 2012 with transcript (subjects: background and early work with the WSP and computer music, acoustic ecology [p.10], electroacoustic music, Soundscape Vancouver 96) (53') note: ignore 1:02 in the transcript timing and subtract 10"

 Interview part 2, 2012 with transcript (digital archiving, Handbook, visiting composers, WSP Database, soundscape composition) (1 hr 3')

 Interview part 3, 2012 with transcript  (soundscape composition, continued) (16')

Leading Edge, Knowledge Network, documentary about granular synthesis, Riverrun, 8-channel, Song of Songs, Shaman Ascending, 2006 (8')

Lecture, Introduction to Microsound, Granular Synthesis and Time-Stretching, Convolution (IR, auto-convolution, hybrid convolution), 2009 (53')
note: this can be correlated with the HTML teaching materials available on the WSP Database (guest password from truax@sfu.ca)

The Nature of Things, excerpt of CBC documentary "Sonic Magic", about Vancouver soundmarks, 2015 (5')

Lecture, Soundwalking and Soundscape Composition, Soundwalking Festival, April 9, 2021 (90')

Lecture, Introduction to the World Soundscape Project and Soundscape Composition, Raum-Musik webinar, Univ. of Cologne, June 18, 2021 (72')

Lecture, Soundscape Composition: From the Real to the Virtual, III Historical Soundscape Meeting, Evora, Portugal, Nov. 10, 2021 (includes an introduction to the World Soundscape Project, and an analysis of Pendlerdrom, Island, Temple, Chalice Well, The Bells of Salzburg, and Rainforest Raven (81')

 Keynote Lecture, Listening, Acoustic Space and Soundscape Composition,  International Conference on Music and Space, Conservatorio di Musica, Parma, Italy, Dec. 2, 2021 (includes analysis of Chalice Well and The Bells of Salzburg) (60')


More compositional projects

Night of the Conjurer, concept and images by Theo Goldberg, music by Barry Truax

Ocean Deep, soundscape composition for 8 soundtracks and video, based on images by Theo Goldberg, music by Barry Truax

Pacific Dragon, concept and images by Theo Goldberg, music by Barry Truax

Pacific Ocean, from Pacific, with images by Theo Goldberg, music by Barry Truax

San Giuseppe, L'Aquila, Italy, with paintings by Giovanni Gasparro, sound and video by Barry Truax

 Sequence of Earlier Heaven, choreographed and performed by Su-Feh Lee, 10x10x10 collaboration project, 2011, music by Barry Truax

Skin & Metal, music theatre piece for leather percussionist and soundtracks, Jerry Pergolesi, percussion; music by Barry Truax

Song of Songs, based on the Song of Solomon, with images by Theo Goldberg, music by Barry Truax;
Lawrence Cherney, oboe d'amore and English horn

Steam, for alto flute and soundtracks, with Marianne Leth, alto flute, music by Barry Truax

The Sibyl (abridged), for two mezzo-sopranos, Act 2 of Powers of Two; Melanie Adams and Hilary Ison, mezzo-sopranos; includes Hymn to the Moon (10:40)
The Golden Age, Fides Krucker, mezzo-soprano; Marc Berezowski, dancer; video by Thecla Schiphorst, music by Barry Truax
Hymn to the Moon, Fides Krucker, mezzo-soprano; video and music by Barry Truax

Thou & I, music theatre piece for tenor, baritone and soundtracks; WIlliam George, tenor; Steve Maddock, baritone; music by Barry Truax

Threshing, a video by and with Thecla Schiphorst, music by Barry Truax

Wings of Nike, with images by Theo Goldberg, music by Barry Truax



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