When a resonant body is activated, the loudness and spectral content of the resulting sound change over time in complex interactions; this process can be described using the Attack Decay Sustain Release model (ADSR). Remnants explores this interaction of sound over time. The traditional orchestra is treated as a complex but integrated resonant body that can be excited in a variety of ways (Attack). This instigating sound then ripples through the ensemble in a causal chain, with each instrument reacting according to its inherent characteristics (Sustain), losing energy to the process of entropy over time (Decay). Even as the instruments each come to rest at different rates, their reverb trails continue to interact within the acoustic space in which the orchestral machinery is sounded (Release).
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