acousmatic composition - electroacoustic music
Composer: Tom Williams
Year of Composition: 2009
Type of Electronics: Fixed
Number of Channels: 5.1
Video Component: None
Can is an abstract work that interrogates a limited range of sonic material.
Can takes two metal cans – a trash can and soda can – and crushes and shreds them sonically. It is a work of disrupted and transformed loops and rhythms shaped by strong spatial trajectories, and where classic compositional techniques of repetition and variation of material, within a strong formal design are at its core.
2010 Special Mention and medal of the Senato della Repubblica Italiana for the “electro-acoustic music” section – VIII International Contemporary Music Contest “Città di Udine”
Can was released in early 2011 on the Taukay label: