Piano, Marimba, Bass, Triangle
The original track you’ll find here: http://soundcloud.com/milenatomicsoundseasy/track
Photograph by Milena Tomic
Collaborative work with Milena Tomic. http://soundcloud.com/milenatomicsoundseasy
Photograph: Lunarcorona by Tom Ruen
Wassermusik - Transformation I
The initial idea was to work with sounds from nature - recordings of the surf - burbling water - pebbles on the beach. The Baltic Sea where I recorded was very smooth then. I combined my recordings to a sound montage where I tried to establish something like an intimate conversation between water and stones: “Private Chats from Water to Stones”.
Water is something, that can be very smooth and soft but also dangerous and threatening. In “Private Chats…” I hear water’s soft and smooth qualities. Water in an intimate conversation. In “Wassermusik …” it has changed its character. But everything is derived from the original fieldrecordings. Water is always water - everything is already in it. We may regard water as a being. In Spanish fishermen say “la mar” instead of “el mar” to accentuate the personality of the seas.
For “Wassermusik - Transformation I” I used “Private Chats from Water to Stones” and reworked this material with sound filters, reverting parts, converting audio into midi and midi into audio. There is, as always in my music, a certain portion of coincidence I’m pushing ahead. But as music doesn’t work without organizing it, there is a big portion of control in it too. But if you like you could say, water has written its own soundtrack.
The title “Wassermusik” is a bit daring but as well paying reverence to one of the giants of music: Georg Friedrich Händel. While Händel’s “Wassermusik” has been written to be played on a boat, I had the idea of water to be the self-expressing subject. But this was just an idea…
80 Sekunden Ostsee
Fotofonien (Rügen 2011)
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