SONUS - v2Zipper Music (0000), 00:03:03
Gordon Fitzell http://www.artmusicpromotion.org/gfitzell.html
Biography: Gordon Fitzell is a Canadian composer, performer and media artist. His work has been performed by numerous ensembles including Norwegian group BIT20, Canada’s Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, and American sextet eighth blackbird, whose Grammy-winning album strange imaginary animals features two of his works. He has also contributed to collaborative media installations in Canada, the United States, Belgium and Portugal. Recent performances includepremieres in Rio de Janeiro (PianOrquestra), Vancouver (VSO Annex Series) and Montréal (Totem Contemporain). An Associate Professor of Music at the University of Manitoba, Fitzell also leads the eXperimental Improv Ensemble (XIE) and serves as an Artistic Director of the Winnipeg new music series GroundSwell.
Program Notes: Taken from a collection of short pieces entitled Case Studies, Zipper Music is a constantly changing soundscape created by a collage of zipper sounds. The work is driven by an internal rhythm whose components are defined by timbral, textural, dynamic and gestural factors.
Studio of Composition:
CEC: DISContact! II CD: 2, Track: 12