Imago Trevor Wishart
'...the universe in a grain of sand...'
Imago (2002) is a piece of magical sound metamorphosis in which the single 'clink' of two whisky glasses gradually metamorphoses into a multitude of other sounds, eventually alluding to the sounds of birdsong, a junkyard gamelan, the ocean and the human voice, but never entirely abandoning its links to this minimal source. The piece was made using sound transformation software written by the composer, available through the Composer's Desktop Project, and the original source sound was taken from Jonty Harrison's et ainsi suite.
Available on the CD 'ETC' by the Electronic Music Foundation, USA.