Original Creative Work - Musical Composition

Speak Volumes

MM Young

Waikato University | Published : 2000

Abstract

Electro-acoustic, with spoken voice. ‘Speak Volumes’ weaves together fragments of spoken memories with archival tape recordings extracted from a childhood ‘radio’ show. Passages from Lucretius’ _The Nature of Things_ are integrated into this revised version. Many of the electronic sounds are now dated – sometimes intentionally so – extraneous sound artefacts, including hiss and click, are deliberately woven into the fabric of the piece, as a way to reference the 'past' and to integrate a sense of the archive into the contemporary listening moment.