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The Wire Tapper 30

Track 8

"Switched on"

From Formes audibles

Manuella Blackburn is an electroacoustic composer who specialises in acousmatic music creation. However, she also has composed for instruments and electronics, laptop ensemble improvisations and music for dance. Each piece is based on sound materials carefully selected and delicately processed: from the electric guitar to electronic switches and traditional musical instruments. In these bursts of sound remains an emphasis on pitch, uttering a reference to tonal musical history, keeping the listener drawn into the narrative.

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