Attended a fantastic concert yesterday at the Victoria Conservatory of Music by friends and colleagues from the guitar side of the building. My favorite work by far was Stephen Goss’s work Under Milkwood Variations, which featured narration. What made it so great (to me) was that a character or scene was set up with spoken word and then echoed by guitar. For instance, in one movement the musicians imitated clocks. More faculty concerts are on their way, come out and listen!
Anyone who is interested in soundscapes should listen to Hildegard Westkamp
One of the first composers I sumbled into who records sounds from the naturel world and plays them into intricate, structured pieces. To me her work is full of story. Try Cricket Voice, found on Transformations (CD 1996.)
A Sound Composition composed of house hold recorded sounds and voice. All samples and rendering by Erin Fisher.