Chapman, Jane


Points of Departure: An Interview with Simon Emmerson

Contemporary Music Review: Vol. 19, Issue 4. London: Routledge: 39-47.


Language(s): English


Live Electronics Real-time Transformation Discourse within Electroacoustic Music Mixed Work


This article presents an interview with composer Simon Emmerson which looks at the whole process of creating and performing a live electronic work for an acoustic instrument and electronics. In the article, Emmerson discusses the origin of and motivation behind the work and the role of electronics in the acoustic/electronic relationship. He details the way in which the piece is performed, including processing techniques and the set up required for performance. He also offers general background information and musical analysis of his own compositional techniques and ideas.