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four short pieces for tape (2011, 6'30'')
PP (1-3): Concert within the musicological symposium
"Authorship - Genius - Gender:
Creative Processes in Music from Early Modern History to the Present"
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, MUMUTH, 2011-04-09

Sound examples

Work description

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 throw away promising sounds, so I started to collect and arrange the unused sketches as pieces for tape only. Thereby the brief exposition of the material itself was more important to me than the composition of heterogeneous 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 resulted in rugged, high-contrast textures.

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