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Dawn

24 Jul

2006 – electroacoustic

This is an electronic piece using a single sample from MSU’s BBC sound effects library of a man yelling something like “whatho!” Using Soundfont in my Cakewalk sequencer, I tried to interpret my friend’s poem titled “As the dawn advances…” The text is as follows:

Bringing brilliance to the earth,
The sun awakens animation in spring.
The sound of the sinuous water,
A gentle, resonating voice,
Harmonizing with the birds,
Who play on tufts of wind.

A gentle caress to the cheek,
Or a demanding push to the back,
The wind is a sentient being,
That rustles the leaves,
Who follow a mystifying beat,
Like a chorus in an unwritten symphony.

Peals of blissful laughter,
On the lips of the fresh unborn,
Ring true through the dawning of days,
And fade on the cool, tranquil nights.
Bringing serenity to the earth,
The moon brings a respite in the spring.

— Connie Huh

The original plan was to compose a tonal interpretation of the poem and combine “dawn1” and “dawn2” into “dawn3,” which would be a piece for guitar, non-lyrical vocals and computer.