Project Description

SPIKE – WORKS FROM BEAST VOL 1

This compilation features my studio composition Set Adrift In Stolen Moments alongside several tracks by other composers working at the BEAST studios around 2000 when the CD was released on Sargasso.

Created by composer Prof. Jonty Harrison, the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST) is one of the leading international systems for the presentation of electroacoustic music. Relatively unique as a large-scale touring loudspeaker orchestra, BEAST is now capable of mounting systems in excess of 100 discrete channels, and has for more than 25 years been an innovator and leader in the field.  It was founded in 1982 to showcase electroacoustic music produced in the Studios and around the world, since then over 50 postgraduate composers based in the Birmingham Studios have been members of BEAST. As well as winning international competitions and receiving performances, broadcasts and commissions, many of these composers have gone on to teach in universities all over the world. On this album a diverse choice of composers and compositional styles testify of the richness and excitement of pure sound exploration. The best of BEAST.

SPIKE – WORKS FROM BEAST VOL 1

This compilation features my studio composition Set Adrift In Stolen Moments alongside several tracks by other composers working at the BEAST studios around 2000 when the CD was released on Sargasso.

Created by composer Prof. Jonty Harrison, the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST) is one of the leading international systems for the presentation of electroacoustic music. Relatively unique as a large-scale touring loudspeaker orchestra, BEAST is now capable of mounting systems in excess of 100 discrete channels, and has for more than 25 years been an innovator and leader in the field.  It was founded in 1982 to showcase electroacoustic music produced in the Studios and around the world, since then over 50 postgraduate composers based in the Birmingham Studios have been members of BEAST. As well as winning international competitions and receiving performances, broadcasts and commissions, many of these composers have gone on to teach in universities all over the world. On this album a diverse choice of composers and compositional styles testify of the richness and excitement of pure sound exploration. The best of BEAST.

Released on Sargasso SCD28034 2000

Produced by BEAST (Birmingham Electro Acoustic Sound Theatre), University of Birmingham

Composers: Iain Armstrong, Simon Scardanelli, Dugal McKinnon, Antti Saario, Derek Thompson, Steven Naylor, Peter Batchelor, James Bentley, Jamie Bullock.

Released on Sargasso SCD28034 2000

Produced by BEAST (Birmingham Electro Acoustic Sound Theatre), University of Birmingham

Composers: Iain Armstrong, Simon Scardanelli, Dugal McKinnon, Antti Saario, Derek Thompson, Steven Naylor, Peter Batchelor, James Bentley, Jamie Bullock.