Bea Dunsmore
10 February 2018

Bea Dunsmore is a PhD candidate at The University of Aberdeen studying under Prof. Pete Stollery. Her research, funded by one of the university’s Elphinstone scholarships, is focused on how we perceive connections through the juxtaposition of ‘real’ and ‘unreal’ sounds, their sonic connotations and wider narrative implications. Originally from West Lothian, she moved North to attend Aberdeen University for her Bachelors of Music in 2011, continuing on to complete her Masters in Sonic Arts degree in 2016. Out-with University research, her interests lie in live-coding, acousmatic and electroacoustic composition, audio-visual installations, sound design, creative coding, and experimental electronic composition.

Programme Note: Dots and Lines

Dots and Lines are two selected movements of a larger electroacoustic suite. The suite as a whole examines how we perceive connections through the juxtaposition of ‘real’ and ‘unreal’ sounds, their sonic connotations and wider narrative implications. Dots uses a constant mixture of ‘real’ and ‘unreal’ sounds derived from the same source to examine where the boundary between the two lies. Lines is primarily composed from one single continuous recording upon which extreme equalisation has been used to remove most frequencies. It examines how we can connect and group sonic events based on familiar gestures rather than familiar sound objects.