✔ Icarus was a notion to Greek mythology and the myth of Daedalus and Icarus. It includes soundworlds of airplane sounds recorded at Manchester Airport, as well as stone sounds recorded in the studio.
✔ Time Travel includes sounds captured in the interior and the exterior of a Greek Orthodox Church.
✔ Land of the Sirens is based on the mythological adventures of Ulysses in the Land of the Sirens, as described by Homer in The Odyssey. Sound samples from a traditional Greek instrument called floghera were also recorded and used throughout the work.
The composition of these works addressed the following research questions:
1. How can real-world source sound materials be transformed variations into new identities?
2. How can the combination of different aspects of textural attributes – which are present in different overlapped textural layers – lead to the perception of new aspects of gestural motion1 or new ways of identifying specific soundworlds? What impact could this perception have on soundworlds which are related to specific aspects of Greek culture?
3. In which ways can the concept of “cultural identity” be expanded within an acousmatic work?
1Denis Smalley, "Spectromorphology: explaining sound-shapes.", Organised Sound, vol. 2, no. 2, (1997), pp. 107 – 126; here, p. 114. Many other terms by Smalley from this 1997 article are used throughout the presentation.