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Rain

 
Rain is a moment of pensive reflection, as if stirred by the sight and sound of gently falling raindrops. The synthesized sounds that form the main component developed from some of my early experiments with 'algorithmic composition' – the nebulous art-science of generating music (pitches, rhythms, plus the parametric data that defines the timbre of a synthesizer) through judiciously constrained randomness in a computer program. The shifting texture of sonic raindrops is interspersed with sampled fragments of speech, the echoes of once familiar voices so faded from memory they can be only partially recalled.
 
Work on Rain began at CCRMA in July 1991, and was completed in the electronic music studio of Glasgow University later that year. The recording was released in 1994, and again in 2005, on compilation CDs of the innovative audio journal, Unknow Public.
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