Analogue (2011)

camera obscura, string trio and tape
25/15 minutes

Written for Ensemble Scenatet, Denmark. Premiered at SPOR Festival. The 15 minute “concert” version premiered by Ensemble Nadar at the Darmstadt Summer Courses 2018.

Analogue is a piece for amplified string trio, tape and camera obscura. It continues my work/obsession with the camera obscura that started a few years ago in C.O. Journeys, a performance that I made with the scenographer Christoph Ragg. Analogue, however, is a music theatre work of sorts and as such concentrates on the parallels, be they either real, possible or imaginary, between sound and vision. The basic material for the piece comes from two field recordings that I made and then manipulated electronically. All the music for the trio is derived from the electronic sound and on another level, Analogue also deals with the relationship/parallel between the “real” and the transcribed material — and the gap that exists between them.

photo Kristof Lemp