l'Horloge imaginaire

for 8-channel tape

l 'Horloge imaginaire (2002) is an 8-channel tape fantasy based upon clock sounds. The source recordings for this work emanate from a wide variety of clocks including the medieval astrological clock in La cathédral St-Etienne in Bourges, musical clocks of the 19th century, church bells, and clocks of the present day. Exhibiting both ethereal and percussive sonic landscapes, this work presents my interpretation of the sounds we associate with the passage of time. This work was commissioned by the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB) and was realized in their studios in Bourges, France.

Click the link below to download an audio excerpt of this work.

The full recording can also be heard at http://soundcloud.com/jon-nelson/tracks 

For performance materials contact jon.nelson@unt.edu

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