Lokale Orbits / Duo 1

for violin, bass clarinet and 4 channel tape (2008, 19'30'')
PP: Annelie Gahl, violin; Petra Stump, bass clarinet,
Graz, Minoritensaal, 2008-12-18

Sound examples

stereo mix; Annelie Gahl, violin; Petra Stump, bass clarinet

Work description

Lokale Orbits started as a sequence of pieces for solo instrument and tape, whereby sounds, played by the musicians concerned, were recorded for further processing.
In Duo 1, the instruments and the tape part are acting as a duo each. A few sounds and playing techniques of the violin and the bass clarinet are the material for the instrumental parts and the granular layers. Simple elements like ostinato, pulsation, the building of phrases, reference to a fundamental, and the tension between different fundamentals, respectively chords, are the central point of slow transformations and oscillations. These are rather continuous in the electronics and – by permutation, addition, and omission of gestures – discontinuous in the instrumental part.