Collision

Randall Smith

Programme notes

Using a computer program called SuperCollider I was able to granulize the three ‘given’ sounds. I also used water sounds for the beginning and one singing bowl sound for the end. The piece opens up like The Big Bang. The particles produced from this bang form rhythms gesturing the movements of atoms colliding into one another creating patterns. As these patterns evolve the intensity builds in the piece to a crescendo. Finally, we hear the sounds that conceived this piece.


This work was produced with support from the Media Arts Section of the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA).

  • Composer(s): Randall Smith
  • Year of composition: 1996
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Commission: empreintes DIGITALes
  • ISWC: T0704987427
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Duration: 3:00
  • ISRC: CAD509813090