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Azariah is a young composer studying a Bachelor of Music with a major in Composition and Music Technology at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Felton composes instrumental works in various genres including classical, ambient, and electronic music.


 

Azariah FeltonThe Overtones and Undertones of Sympathy: Undulate. Azariah Felton. Recording. From the composer: “This piece explores the overtones caused by piano strings resonating in sympathy with a struck note. To create the piece, single notes were played on a piano, and allowed to decay, with other strings resonating due to the harmonics within the note. Then, the recording was edited to remove the sound of the struck note and leave only the harmonics, so that a listener could experience them outside the context of a piece or passage. There are two versions of this piece. This one, Undulate, contains the recording processed in such a way that the harmonics stand out and evolve, capitalising on the lack of a struck note to give them their own context and dialogue”.
Azariah FeltonThe Overtones and Undertones of Sympathy: Reverberate. Azariah Felton. Recording. From the composer: “This piece explores the overtones caused by piano strings resonating in sympathy with a struck note. To create the piece, single notes were played on a piano, and allowed to decay, with other strings resonating due to the harmonics within the note. Then, the recording was edited to remove the sound of the struck note and leave only the harmonics, so that a listener could experience them outside the context of a piece or passage. There are two versions of this piece. This one, Reverberate, contains a much more natural version of the recording than the other, with only minimal changes made so the harmonics can be experienced as they occur naturally, albeit outside the context of a struck note”.
Azariah FeltonA Conflict of Interests. Azariah Felton. Recording. From the composer: “This is an acousmatic piece designed to show the tension that exists between the need for economic and technological growth, and the sustainable use of resources. The piece contains field recordings from various locations, which interact and evolve to communicate the struggle between the two opposing forces, and a hypothetical endpoint if a workable compromise is not reached”.
Azariah FeltonCataclysm. Azariah Felton. Recording. From the composer: “This piece blends electronic sounds and digitally manipulated field recordings to produce a sonic metaphor of a cataclysmic event. Originally composed for 7.1 surround sound, the stereo version tries to recreate the spatial movements of the original piece in a LR configuration. The structure loosely suggests an apocalyptic narrative, in which order descends into disorder, begins to be re-establish, but then collapses into total chaos, at which point the piece ends”.

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