Fixed Media Composition (2019)
“Test” is a study in sound art composition. The work features the extrapolation of dissonances from computer-generated material to convey a refined nuance in technological disintegration. As such, the work applies spectromorphological processes to material that is of a technological quality. This is a compositional “test”regarding the flexibility of spectromorphology. Furthermore, it should be noted that the concept of extended realities is at the core of “Test”. Not only does the work extend the musical reality of the technological through investigation into its individual nuances, but it also extends spectromorphology into a new compositional domain (i.e. using aspects of it as a compositional tool outside of the realm of acousmatic music).
Adam Melzer is a young, Sydney-based composer. His compositional work is varied, but more recently has focussed in on both acousmatic and experimental music domains. He graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2019 with the result of a First Class Bachelor of Composition (Honours). In the past, he has put on his own concerts as a part of Audioshape; been a featured artist in the November 2019 playlist “Evolving Waves”, curated by Making Waves New Music; and been a featured artist in the 2020 Hibernation Festival, with the contribution of three livestreams and three audiovisual works. Currently, he is just beginning his PhD at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. https://makingwavesnewmusic.com/pastcomposers/adam-melzer