Vista Points

Manuella Blackburn

Vista Points has been performed in Bangor, Berlin, Bordeaux, Boston, Fullerton, Glasgow, Kansas City, Leicester, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lyon, Manchester, Montpellier, Nashville, New York City, Orford, Sheffield, Toronto and Troy…

All materials used in Vista Points are derived from electric guitar sounds. Often the electric guitar sounds are left raw and then layered with processed materials. When these sounds interact, there are points of causality, conflict and turbulence. This work explores the effect of varying the distance between sonic events. When constructing the piece, contrasts between pressured and voluntary behaviours became a primary focus with the aim of achieving moments of activity and emptiness.

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Vista Points was realized in 2009 at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of The University of Manchester (UK) and premiered on August 8, 2009 during the 4th Sound Art Workshop of the International Music Academy at the Orford Arts Centre (Orford, Québec). Thanks to Carlos Lopez for providing the electric guitar sounds. Vista Points was awarded a Prize at the 10th Concurso Internacional de Composição Electroacústica Música Viva (Portugal, 2009).

Premiere

  • August 8, 2009, Concert, Centre d’arts Orford, Orford (Québec)

Awards

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Broadcasts

Date Work Program
December 8, 2012 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009) Arte Eletroacústica / RTP Antena 2 (Portugal)
February 8, 2013 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009) The Female Pressure Radio Show / FSK Radio (Germany)
February 9, 2013 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009) Nachtsession / BR Bayern 2 (Germany)
June 24, 2013 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
June 24, 2013 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
July 31, 2013 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009) Kicks / Radio Centraal (Belgium)
September 17, 2013 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009) Délire actuel / CFLX 95.5 FM (Canada)
March 1, 2015 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
November 10, 2015 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
January 14, 2017 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)

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