Lokale Orbits / Solo 4
for (double) bassoon and 4 channel tape (2009, 17´)
sound examples

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.
Reduced material, the combinatorial reordering of a few instrumental gestures and slow algorithmically controlled changes in the tape part - characteristics of the hitherto existing solo orbits - are also appearing in Solo 4. Two layers of pulsation, rapid (percussive) and slow, both interspersed with rests, are the framework for the interplay of instrument and singular electronic "gestures", which - except for some combinatorics - is composed rather freely. Thereby two at a glance subordinate aspects - namely variations of envelope shapes of these gestures and their relation to the sequence of rests of the predefined rhythmical layers - are determined as substantial elements of organization.

The project was realized with support of the Theodor-Körner Promotion Prize for Science and Art.