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STEVE DRACUP: MUSIC COMPOSITION or SOUND DESIGN?
“Every project is a new beginning of some kind. My creative priority is to discover fresh approaches and processes in order to capture the appropriate spirit and attitude for a particular project. I am always fascinated by how music and visuals together create a synergy.
Music in the 21st century is an extremely broad concept: there is more freedom now than ever before to evoke emotion with sound - I work extensively with state-of-the-art equipment (and old saucepans if that's what fits the brief!) - but not as a cheap substitute for more traditional methods, rather using different methods for their inherent qualities.
At the end of the
day it's all sound, so why limit your palette? Hi-tech doesn't only mean dance
styles either - a whole world is now open to us to use all kinds of real, unreal
and surreal sound in a musical manner - so dare to be innovative with the
soundtrack of your next project!
the boundaries between the traditional concepts of 'composer' and 'sound
...producing recorded works sculpted from sonic elements of the visual scene.
...drawing from a diverse range of genres (e.g. electronic, rock, pop, ambient, industrial, dance)
Steve Dracup has
produced original music for the theatre, soundtracks for short film (shown at
the British Short Film Festival), video, art installations, and also performed
live multimedia concerts and spoken word recitals at various venues in London
and Europe. Additionally, theAudioSurgery has produced numerous third-party
projects, from poetry readings for CD through to recording and mixing acoustic
music for film.
Using a broad range of available techniques, from computer processing and sampling to plastic toys and found objects, Steve produces an eclectic and individual soundscape - refreshing originality in a world full of imitation.
super-clean synth to organic found sounds, via grunge guitar;
from acoustic incense to totally incensed, via the sixth-sense!
Four themed promotional montages demonstrating music composition and
production work - available for free download at
original music and soundscapes...
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