curated by eva sjuve
artists:Janek Schaefer, Miha Ciglar, Antti Sakari-Saario, Pierre Proske, Kristin Norderval playtime: 82.07 min.
1. Janek Schaefer
‘Rink’ is a composition made using sounds taken from the ‘Skate’ LP and installation project. The LP is cut with short scars of sound that play randomly every time it is used. Each user and record player produce different results. It won the ‘Award of Distinction’ at Prix Ars Electronica 2004.
2. Kristin Norderval
Silfas is the name of a fish oil processing plant in Vadso, Finnmark. It was closed for a number of years because there weren’t enough fish to harvest. In that time I made a series of on-site recordings and improvisations in the holding tanks and in other areas of the plant. These formed the basis of my sound composition “Silfas”. All reverberation in the piece is the natural reverberation of the spaces where the sounds were recorded.
3. Antti Sakari Saario
Title: invisible tattoos (2000) [24:34]
ll forms lead to death, it is only a question of immediacy. At the time of composing Invisible Tattoos , tattoo-culture, thanatology and taichi formed a trinity of poietic impulses, which directed my focus to the ‘flesh’ of sonic-art and its decay in time. Hence my compositional aim was to remove the act of perceiving process-functions and empty symbolic fields, where mental contemplation is required for the reading or unravelling of the self-generated discourse of the language-machine, by approaching the ‘death’ of each perceivable form or formal structuring as soon as possible. The destruction of pre-conceived formal principles enables one to approach the mystical moment of ‘now’ and to appreciate the different organic forms rising out of the flow of time. Forms with no names. The serpent of life and death flows through physical consciousness like mercury flies to heavens. ‘In reality philosophy is meditation on the issue of death. This is worth doing on numerous occasions so that one can do it well once.’ (Gracian)
4. Pierre Proske
Title: “Insect ll” [2:32]
Sound Composition made from sampled insects sounds, reprocessed and treated with various filters.
5. Miha Ciglar
Title: “A piece for two instruments and a saxophone player” [26.36]
The computer sound was composed in PD, pure data. The composition is based on the idea of bringing two musical instruments (in this case: saxophone (alto) and computer) face to face and point out their common characteristics in order to compensate the time gap between their inventions and hereby contribute to the acceptance and understanding of this wonderful extra feature (producing original sound) that comes with the computer, which prime function is rather different. The other goal is finding or inventing methods of communication, which would allow a single musician (a saxophone player) to control or play both instruments at the same time. Therefore I defined for each instrument three levels of use or “misuse” which are equivalent in pairs, and furthermore find themselves in constant interaction.