unFamiliar

 
 

unFamiliar is a musical journey inspired by the familiar yet exotic imagery produced by scanning electron microscopes. Source material for this piece was derived from recording everyday environments using an ambisonic microphone, producing a full-sphere surround sound recording. In this way, the natural spatialization and timbre has been preserved while the combination of the Gametrak entertainment controller and Symbolic Sound Kyma system allows the performer to explore, dissect, and narrate a level of microsonic detail otherwise unheard.