Number 16, Late Night

Number 16, Late Night

Torben Melohn

The piece is named after a recording I took on the number 16 bus. 

I incorporated a great deal of ambient noise recordings into this composition in order to explore a notion which I have always found intriguing in modern music - that music already exists in the world all around us. 

There is a great deal of beauty in even those simple things which we take most for granted - for example, in examining menial conversation we often uncover rhyme and meter. 

I am also fascinated with the largely untapped non-traditional ability of the voice within music, fulfilling roles rhythmically rather than melodically, creating novel sonic experiences. 

I am heavily influenced by Mike Oldfield and Jean Micheal Jarre.