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NEMO 022
year: 2007

project coordinator:Nick Robinson
mastering: Nick Robinson
artwork:Nick Robinson

Paper Music - pieces composed using only sounds generated by the folding, squashing, tearing, flapping (etc) of paper. Contributors were "allowed" to process the sounds in any way they wished. Ideal to practise your origami to ;)

Daryl Shawn has written this review of the Paper Music project

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I went to a stationery shop and selected a wide variety of paper: different weights and textures. Then I recorded a variety of "paper noises," such as folding, crumpling, ripping, etc. I recorded them while listening to a metronome on headphones, which rapped out 120 beats per minute. I wanted the piece to have some rhythmic structure. I've been listening to the music of Varese and I suppose that was my main inspiration. The paper noise recording was put through Acid Pro's Chopper where I created various selections, snippets, and a few loops. Once satisfied with the concatenated "final track" I duplicated it twice and applied different impulse responses (using Acoustic Mirror) to each copy, then panned each one 50% left and right, respectively. The original track remains in the center channel, with just a touch of reverb. I wanted the composition to be slightly harsh, or "industrial," yet still have the subtle timbre of paper. For this and much more "non-paper" noises, go to my website @ http://www.heavyconfetti.com.

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