THE HUMAN BODY AS A LIVING CONDUIT BETWEEN TWO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
A work built around the sonorist compositional practice of Krzysztof Penderecki, in which textural, tactile and gestural changes are used to create shifting pulses and tonal changes to electric current.
Created vias means of a touch interface, the foundation of the work is an electrical signal mediated by the human body, in which even the slightest gesture can radically alter the tone, frequency, density and clarity of sonic materials.
This extra-musical, yet highly expressive signal, is in turn used as a tool for vertically scoring the timbral and rhythmic explorations of a small ensemble. In this manner, electronic and acoustic instrumentation intersect through a process of cross-contamination, in which minor movements are translated into broad structural and dynamic evolutions to the work as a whole.
The compositional system utilised allows for a diverse palette of colours and approaches to be invoked, resulting in a work that points equally to the small ensemble work of the 60’s and 70’s avant-garde movement, the minimalist electronic composition of ambient and drone artists, and the glacial romanticism of contemporary filmic composers.