Infinity [020]
#ensemble / Duration: 33 min / Year 2013 / Instrumentation: a.sax., b.cl., trb., pno., el.gtr., sine-waves / Premiered by: Ensemble Synaesthesis, conductor Karolis Variakojis | The Gardens, Vilnius, 2013

Infinity was written as part of a site-specific performance by Lithuanian artist Naglis Kristijonas Zakaras. In the performance an ensemble plays a musical piece which is composed for that specific space (the piece was premiered by ensemble Synaesthesis). The sounds from the audience are recorded during the performance and later turned into a musical score. This musical score is then added to the original composition and played in the next performance.

The 33 minutes-long piece I composed was based on the natural beatings (which occur due to the interference of different frequencies and their wave cycles). Using this aspect I have constructed a homogeneous instrumental texture which would easily blend with the “pure” sound of the sine waves and as a result created various beating frequencies. In addition, prolonged and delayed harmonic resolutions and seemingly static textures were used creating a slowly evolving, hypnotising and yet highly rhythmically active and intensive sound.

The performance took place as a part of SPUT exhibition, organized by gallery The Gardens, was curated by Gerda Paliušytė and featured works by Martin Arnold, Nicholas Matranga, Deimantas Narkevičius, Roman Ondak, J. Parker Valentine, Naglis Kristijonas Zakaras.

 

 


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Infinity [020]
#ensemble
Duration: 33 min
Year 2013
Instrumentation: a.sax., b.cl., trb., pno., el.gtr., sine-waves
Premiered by: Ensemble Synaesthesis, conductor Karolis Variakojis | The Gardens, Vilnius, 2013


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