Intricate and meticulous sounds are hallmarks of the work of acousmatic composer Manuella Blackburn. Using a ring of loudspeakers situated around an audience in the dark, Blackburn created a sound-only environment where hearing took precedence over everything else. (“Acousmatic” is a term to define sounds, which can be heard, but have no visible point of origin). The sound samples she uses in her works are sometimes recognizable clicks, often frantically moving, and always crisply detailed. Blackburn received a bachelor’s degree in music, a master’s in electroacoustic composition, and a PhD from the University of Manchester. She is a lecturer in music technology at Liverpool Hope University.
Vista Points (2009) Karita oto (2009) Time will tell (2013) - World Premiere New Shruti (2013) - with Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty, Sarod Switched On (2011) Origami (The Crane) (2008) Javaari (2013)