Quartet for harp, trombone, accordion, electric guitar and 24-channel playback (four sound cubes)
During the last years, I am dealing often in my pieces with the behavior of solistic performance versus the performance within an ensemble. How is the perspective of the audience, but also the one of the single performer changing when performers are completely exposed, or when they are playing within the group? How do they orient with each other? How do they "listen" to themselves?
Trying to answer these questions, came finally to the idea of "isolating" the performers within the group, in positions where they only have the sound as compass. Where they have not only to orient themselves to their colleagues, but also to themselves “playing” from other positions.
A complex of live and not-live mirrored sounds, 4 players but 8 instruments, projected in different positions of the room, an artistic illusion of the exact location of the sound source.