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Scott Thomson explains how he fills large spaces with resonant sound

Jim Lewis walks through the National Gallery as he plays his part of "Chamber Elements"Composer Scott Thomson made the National Gallery of Canada his unique performance space for his composition for brass and improvising choir for the 2012 Ottawa Chamberfest. He's doing it again in 2013, this time at Ottawa City Hall at noon on Thursday, August 1. The performance is free.

In our video you can see and hear part of the National Gallery performance by trumpets, trombones and Christine Duncan's Element Choir. Scott explains how he planned the half-hour of music for maximum effect in the specific space and tuned the music to that space.

    – Brett Delmage

See the interview with Scott Thomson about his work:
Chamber Elements: Many unique ways of listening to improvised music

Watch the video