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.
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