Emma Margetson’s ‘Cimbaal’ was an intriguing take on a staple electroacoustic sound source, namely cymbals: her sharp, dynamic tones rarely sounded like their source instruments at all, yet they had a similarly broad pitch spectrum and nice ringing bite.
The use of the micro moving gradually closer and farther from the cymbal have a strong incidence in the musical form, conditionated by this original gesture. This motive reminds the rhythm of breathe. It attributes an underlying slow tempo to the piece and also conditions the organic development of events. The whole configurates a very interesting piece, where the end, with its entropic resolution, lead as to a static meditative moment. Congratulations Emma!
(Univers Sonores Paralleles)
…it sounds like you are making metal breathe!