Time is Dust

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Oliver's second solo release

  • a DVD-audio of "immersive" music that you can play in your home theatre system in surround sound, and at 48 kHz/24bit.
  • On October 1, 2015, it was released for online sales in MP3 and other formats. CD by special order only.
  • Release Information

    Time is Dust is a portrait of John Oliver's immersive music from 2002 - 2010, a bath of continuous acousmatica with origins in musique concrete & granular synthesis; a trance-trip that shares with ancient music a grounding in a single tonal centre or constant sound. The often very busy surface – some might say a storm – transforms at a paradoxically calm pace, like melting glaciers: a "glacial pace" on the outside, driven by molecular fire inside.

  • Technical Information
    Oliver's "immersive sound" project Time is Dust on DVD-audio features music that uses MAX/MSP software to distribute music to an orchestra of loudspeakers. Works commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, GEMS ensemble and Réseau des art médiatiques, and remixes of some music from the 1998 earsay release Icicle Blue Avalanche, as well an extended new work for fretless classical guitar and computer called Nylong Symphony #2 - Crystal.