Lokale Orbits / Solo 5

for violoncello and 8 channel tape (2009, 15')
PP: Michael Moser, violoncello,
Vienna, Ruprechtskirche, 2009-10-25

Sound examples

stereo mix; Michael Moser, violoncello

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.
InĀ Solo 5, I concentrated on the variation of mainly one of the many possible parameters of granular synthesis: the leading tape layer derives from cello tones played near the bridge, the particles' entry distances stay constant (fast pulsation), and their durations vary. Altogether this results in a sound stream with permanently changing conceivability and localization. Some pulsar sounds act as a contrapuntal element. While originating from the instrument as well, one might perceive them as genuinely "electronic" (an attribute that could almost likewise be related to some playing techniques of the violoncello).

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