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four short pieces for tape (2011, 6´30´´)
sound examples

In the sequence Lokale Orbits for acoustic instruments and electronics I started from recordings of instrumental sounds and experiments with granular synthesis. Many of the textures generated thereby didn't fit in the compositions well, often the specific electronic aesthetics of these chance finds seemed too far away from the instrument. On the other hand I didn't want to simply throw away interesting sounds, so I started to collect and arrange the unused sketches as pieces for tape only. Thereby the brief exposition of material itself was more important to me than the composition of heterogenous materials and their algorithmically controlled development during the progress of a piece - as I try to achieve it in the Lokale Orbits sequence.
During the cooperation with singer and voice artist Claudia Cervenca for Lokale Orbits / Solo 8 we recorded many percussive and rapidly transforming sounds. Granular synthesis emphasized these characteristics and lead to textures, rugged and rich in contrast.


With support of IGNM* and BM:UKK

* Austrian section of ISCM - International Society of Contemporary Music