Paulo Raposo | João Silva - The Book Of Hours
- Singer: Paulo Raposo
- Album's title: The Book Of Hours
- Genre: Electronic
Touch – TouchRadio 39
Type: File, MP3, 320 kbps
Date of released: 24 Feb 2009
Style: Experimental, Ambient
- Format: FLAC MP3 WAV MOD AHX AUD AC3 VOC MPC
- Size MP3 ZIP: 1799 mb
- Size FLAC ZIP: 1848 mb
- Rating: 4.0/5
- Votes: 507
- 1799 downloads at 19 mb/s
- 1848 downloads at 22 mb/s
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- Effects [Space Multi-channel Diffusion], Computer [Real-time Processing] – Paulo Raposo
- Performer [Glass], Bells [Bell] – Carlos Santos
- Singing Bowls [Crystal Bowl] – João Silva
Notes"(guest: Carlos Santos)
Dome of the National Pantheon, Lisbon
João Silva: crystal bowl
Paulo Raposo: space multi-channel diffusion and real-time processing
Carlos Santos: glass and bell
"Book of Hours" was recorded in the remarkable baroque central dome of the National Pantheon in Lisbon.
The musicians (and the audience) were 40 meters above ground level on a narrow circular balcony looking out over the abyss. The main sound source was a crystal bowl, played by João Silva, which was struck and resonated with a stick. Paulo Raposo processed these sounds and diffused them throughout the space via 6 channels, 4 of which were small self-powered speakers, arranged symetrically around the circumference of the dome. Carlos Santos also moved throughout the space and the audience with a small glass and a Tibetan bell.
The sonic interactions in 'Book of Hours' aimed to reveal the inherently active qualities of the space, itself a performer in this acoustic dialog."
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