SONUS - v2

Waft Through an Open Door (2002), 00:07:08

Chin-Chin Chen  
Nationality: Taiwan
Residence: United States
Biography: Chin-Chin Chen, composer and Director of the Grand Valley State University Music Technology Center, joined the music faculty in 1999. Prior to coming to GVSU, she taught at Millikin University in Decatur IL. She holds a DMA in Composition/Theory, an MMus in Music Theory, as well as an MMus in Piano Performance at the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign), and a BA in Social Work from Fu-Jen Catholic University in her native Taiwan. Ms. Chen’s electroacoustic works Points of No Return (1997, for two-channel tape) and Points of Arrival (1998, for violin and tape) won First Prize and Honorable Mention, respectively, in the Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo in Varese, Italy. Her works have received international performances and broadcasts in such cities as Corfu, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Lyons, Prague, Pomona, Austin, Santa Fe, San Jose, Montreal, Melbourne, Belo Horizonte, Stony Brook, Barcelona, Beijing, Nashville, Memphis and others. She is published by Media Press.

Program Notes: The sound sources for Waft Through an Open Door consist of recorded sounds of found objects and sounds generated through granular synthesis. The opening sounds recur later on in the piece at structural points. Percussive sounds are formed into larger gestures, which are superimposed upon melodic material. Ethereal sonic events contrast a rhythmic, driven texture. Silence is integral.
Studio of Composition: Home
Hardware Used: Mac G3
Software Used: HyperEngine, Sound Edit 16, ProTools, Cloud Generator, Metasynth, Sound Hack

Appeared In:
CEC: Sonus