In bright spaces, one sees better - in dark spaces, one hears better.
Composition for Chamber Ensemble and Multi-Channel Light Projection, Berlin 2004
is a space-related composition for eight instruments and sixteen light sources
and is the further development of a concept combining instrumental sounds
and light projections that was first presented in beshadowed
(for flute, violoncello, and six-channel light and sound projection, 2002).
The spatial implementation of the piece is adapted to the architectural
and spatial acoustic characteristics of the respective performance site.
In Berlins Sophiensaele, eight musicians are positioned to surround
the audience on three sides of the concert space. The interpreters are not
directly visible; they are hidden by translucent textile walls. Light projections
make their shadows alternately visible and invisible. The light score is
always composed in correspondence to the music; changes in the lighting
cue the musicians parts or mute them. Through the conscious separation
and consequently the controlled coordination of visual and acoustic information,
light and sound are perceived with greater awareness.
8 musicians (flute, oboe, clarinet, tuba, violin (2), violoncello, double bass),
translucent textiles, 16 light sources, stones, glass jars
Premiere: Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Inventionen-Festival, Sofiensäle Berlin, June 2004.
Commissioned by the DAAD Artist-in-Residence Program Berlin.
|belit has been published as part of Gal's Book & audio CD 'Installations', Kehrer Verlag Germany, 2005.|
|sound excerpt ......... video excerpt|