Electroacoustic Music and The Composers' Desktop Project with Trevor Wishart

The Composers' Desktop Project has been developing software for working with sound materials since 1986. Working on a cooperative basis and driven by their own compositional requirements, they have focused on precise, detailed and multifaceted sound transformation tools.

Electroacoustic composer Trevor Wishart has been intimately involved with the Project from the beginning and his numerous sound transformation ideas are the basis for many functions of the software. In this presentation, Wishart will use examples from his own works to take us through the conception and realisation of sounds, while explaining what Composers’ Desktop processes are involved. He’ll also illuminate how he dreams up new processes (such as iteration-extension, or turning speech into song) and demonstrate how different processes can be "layered" to produce a final result.

The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A.