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Paulo Raposo | João Silva - The Book Of Hours Album

Paulo Raposo | João Silva - The Book Of Hours Album

Performer: Paulo Raposo
Title: The Book Of Hours
Style: Experimental, Ambient
Released: 24 Feb 2009
Cat#: TouchRadio 39
Country: UK
Label: Touch
Size MP3 version: 2905 mb
Size FLAC version: 2051 mb
Size WMA version: 2848 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 754
Genre: Electronic

Paulo Raposo | João Silva - The Book Of Hours Album


1The Book Of Hours23:24


  • Effects [Space Multi-channel Diffusion], Computer [Real-time Processing]Paulo Raposo
  • Performer [Glass], Bells [Bell]Carlos Santos
  • Singing Bowls [Crystal Bowl]João Silva


"(guest: Carlos Santos)

Recorded 17.01.08
Dome of the National Pantheon, Lisbon

João Silva: crystal bowl
Paulo Raposo: space multi-channel diffusion and real-time processing
Carlos Santos: glass and bell

"Book of Hours" was recorded in the remarkable baroque central dome of the National Pantheon in Lisbon.

The musicians (and the audience) were 40 meters above ground level on a narrow circular balcony looking out over the abyss. The main sound source was a crystal bowl, played by João Silva, which was struck and resonated with a stick. Paulo Raposo processed these sounds and diffused them throughout the space via 6 channels, 4 of which were small self-powered speakers, arranged symetrically around the circumference of the dome. Carlos Santos also moved throughout the space and the audience with a small glass and a Tibetan bell.

The sonic interactions in 'Book of Hours' aimed to reveal the inherently active qualities of the space, itself a performer in this acoustic dialog."

Part of the TouchRadio mp3 series, available from touchradio.org.uk and via the TouchPod iTunes podcast.