Objects-Interiors

James O’Callaghan

Objects-Interiors has been performed in Karlsruhe, Montréal, New York City, Paris, St John’s and Winnipeg…

Objects-Interiors is a work that ‘takes place’ inside a piano. The historied, polysemous instrument is re-examined as its own kind of interior space. Much of the sound material consists of impulse responses — bursts of noise that capture the reverberant properties of an acoustic space. As the piece moves from capturing the real space of the piano, it imagines other spaces, comparing the piano’s resonant chamber to other kinds of interiors, and, finally into a surreal world where space, motion, and sound are blurred.

Objects-Interiors is the first work in a trilogy of acousmatic pieces, with Bodies-Soundings (2014) and Empties-Impetus (2014-15), that imagine the sounding bodies of instruments as resonant spaces.

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Objects-Interiors was realized in 2013 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec), and premiered on March 14, 2013 during the Cluster festival in Winnipeg (Canada). Objects-Interiors was awarded the First Prize in the Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) competition of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC, Canada, 2013), and the First Prize in the Hugh Le Caine Award of the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers (Canada, 2013).

Premiere

  • March 14, 2013, James O’Callaghan, diffusion • Cluster 2013: Pop + Noise: Paramirabo, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada)

Awards

Details

stereo fixed medium (with optional additional sound diffusion inside a piano)

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
April 18, 2014 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) Électrain de nuit / France Musique (France)
December 5, 2014 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) rAdioCUSTICA: Sonické vlny z Montrealu #1: James O’Callaghan, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay / Český rozhlas (Czech Republic)
September 16, 2016 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) Ausflug / FSK Radio (Germany)
October 11, 2016 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)
November 2, 2016 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) Fantaasia / Klassikaraadio (Estonia)
December 2, 2016 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) rAdioCUSTICA: Sonické vlny z Montrealu #1: James O’Callaghan, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay / Český rozhlas (Czech Republic)
December 14, 2016 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) Martian Gardens #869 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
March 8, 2017 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) L’éveil du son / Radio Parfaite (France)
April 24, 2017 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 7, 2017 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) Electronic Therapy / Radio Mercure 93 FM (France)
July 23, 2017 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
January 30, 2018 James O’Callaghan, Objects-Interiors (2013) La boîte noire / RTR — Radio Temps Rodez (France)

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