We are proud to present Emma Lloyd and Passmore’s interactive realisation of Earle Brown’s graphic score December 1952, a piece from a set entitled Folio and Four Systems.

EXPERIENCE IT HERE. The game is intensive and will take 1 – 2 minutes to load. You may experience a brief slow-down while it loads.

This is an interactive realisation of Earle Brown’s graphic score December 1952, a piece from a set entitled Folio and Four Systems. The environment will take a couple of minutes to load—please be patient and have a read of the text below.

Earle Brown’s score has been used as a map for the architecture of the virtual environment in which you will find yourself. The black rectangles of the score have been transformed into three-dimensional blocks, each of which is a source of sound. By moving around in the environment, you change what you hear.

You as the listener are also the performer of this realisation. You determine the duration of the piece, and, by changing your location in the environment, you control the balance of sounds (and silence), the rate of change, and the harmonic progression.

All sounds are acoustically made with violin and viola, using a selection of modified bows. Sonic realisation and instrumentals by Emma Lloyd; visual realisation, game creation and audio production by Passmore.

For more information on the piece and the composer, including the prefatory note to Folio and Four Systems, and a recording of Earle Brown speaking about the piece, see http://www.earle-brown.org/works/view/12

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Dave Lloyd

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Dave is a studio engineer - specialising in production, mixing & mastering. He also builds & repairs audio equipment/electronics professionally on-site. Many of his creations are utilised in our studio - such as our beloved LO-1176a compressor and LO-87 condenser microphone.