Coelho de Souza, Rodolfo


The Use of Brazilian Folk Instrument Sounds in a Concerto for Computer and Orchestra

Organised Sound: Vol. 10 no. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 31-36.


Language(s): English


Sound Shaping Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Mixed Work


Original and transformed samples of berimbau, cuica and zunidores sounds, instruments typical of Brazilian folk music, as well as synthesised sounds that emulate spectro-morphological variations of the sounds of these instruments, were assembled into the library of electronic sounds used in Coelho de Souza’s Concerto for Computer and Orchestra. This approach had strong implications for the cultural identity of the piece and for the strategies of integration of the computer with the orchestra.