Stretch for compact disc (2000)

by Bruce Christian Bennett

Hear StretchStretch.mp3 (MP3)

Stretch is a sonic exploration of time stretching. It uses several very short samples of gongs, cymbals, tampura, shakuhachi, beluga whales, etc., and stretches them as much as 164 times their original duration. This creates an extraordinarily rich and dense texture of sound, revealing the vast sonic world contained within sounds that normally pass too quickly to be heard in such detail. The composition unfolds in several waves, creating a large-scale arch form.

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