The First Emperor - China's Entombed Warriors

by Lolo Lolo/APOB

FIve atmospheric pieces I created for "The First Emperor - China's Entombed Warriors" exhibition held at the Gallery Of New South Wales in November of 2010.

The "music" was accompanied by field recordings arranged by Gary Warner.

Sounds were sourced from found field recordings including Chinese musicians playing traditional instruments, ancient bronze bells and a Taoist ceremony in a remote mountain village.

Various digital techniques, including time stretching, pitch shifting and reversing, were used to manipulate the sound snippets. These were arranged to produce slowly evolving melodic or chordal sequences with two or more layers of instrumentation. The original tonality and harmonic quality of the instruments was retained, whilst creating totally new compositions.

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FIve atmospheric pieces I created for "The First Emperor - China's Entombed Warriors" exhibition held at the Gallery Of New South Wales in November of 2010.

The "music" was accompanied by field recordings arranged by Gary Warner.

Sounds were sourced from found field recordings including Chinese musicians playing traditional instruments, ancient bronze bells and a Taoist ceremony in a remote mountain village.

Various digital techniques, including time stretching, pitch shifting and reversing, were used to manipulate the sound snippets. These were arranged to produce slowly evolving melodic or chordal sequences with two or more layers of instrumentation. The original tonality and harmonic quality of the instruments was retained, whilst creating totally new compositions.