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In Retrospect

In Retrospect is a short electroacoustic work created for manipulation of concrete sounds, sample MIDI instruments, and my own voice. I used Kontakt to reorchestrate Debussy’s Romance, adding strings, flute, and clarinet, and then manipulated the manipulated the audio from that arrangement to create drones and atmospheric textures, which I combined with concrete noises and a recording of myself reciting the lyrics to the Debussy piece. My goal was to convey the narrator of the poem’s point of view, using soft orchestral timbres alongisde those dissonant concrete sounds to mimick the clash between his interepretation of the past, and the obsessive, slightly spiteful way that he uses it to debase and blame his love interest.