For this challenge, I decided to hear John Cage interludes for prepared piano!
I was in love for this piece before but to hear it again, so many times, made me hear what is unheard the first few times. From the smallest details to the silent parts, to the decay times… Is like seeing each pixel in an image. Your sound detail gets more and more acute. This is no surprise as Pierre Schaffer denotes! It was actually one of his aims to be able to separate sound from source to listen to it as music.
As a person that as been reading, making and involved on new electronic/electroacoustic/new media music I was aware of some of the possible outcomes. Actually I was testing some of them…If in the first moments I was listening to the piece, after some repetitions I was “day dreaming” of electronic music related stuff. Mostly about my undergoing PhD ;)
It was hard to listen so many times to the same thing. As a composer and sound enthusiast I felt compelled to stop listen to the same things…