From the Unseen World

Barry Truax

From the Unseen World has been performed in Belfast and Manchester…

From the Unseen World refers to a phrase Alan Turing (1912-1954) used to describe the spiritual dimension and the possible communication with his brilliant boyhood friend Christopher Morcom who died young. The piano arpeggio associated with Christopher in the composer’s Turing tribute Enigma is processed into an ethereal swirl of harmonics within which the live piano is entwined. The pitches that are not part of the arpeggio are heard in a bell-like chord symbolizing the real world.



  • October 28, 2012, Barry Truax, piano • MANTIS Fall Festival 2012: Concert 4, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall — Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama — The University of Manchester, Manchester (England, UK)


piano and 6-channel fixed medium



Date Work Program
July 13, 2015 Barry Truax, From the Unseen World (2012) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)

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