Pair / Impair

Jonty Harrison

Pair / Impair has been performed in Brussels, Montréal, Norwich and São Paulo…

Pair (even): the balance between opposites (left/right, high/low, dry/resonant); equilibrium; the concept of stasis.

Impair (odd): the contradiction of pair; the element of imbalance which carries us out of stasis; the dynamic concept.

Pair / Impair: an extension of the relationship between dynamic and static musics (and their confusion) — a relationship which in itself can fluctuate between the dynamic and the static.


Pair / Impair was realized in 1978 in the Recording and Electronic Music Studio of the University of East Anglia (UK) and first performed in Norwich in 1978. It received a Mention in the Analogue Category of the 1980 Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France).

Premiere

  • 1978, Concert, Music Centre — University of East Anglia, Norwich (England, UK)

Awards

Details

Pair / Impair (1978), 11:48
stereo fixed medium

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
May 14, 2006 Jonty Harrison, Pair / Impair (1978), 11:48 Martian Gardens / WMUA 91.1 FM (USA)
April 27, 2014 Jonty Harrison, Pair / Impair (1978), 11:48 Martian Gardens / WMUA 91.1 FM (USA)