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Virus #2

Virus #2

Project | Acoustic Instruments (2012,2015,2017,2018,2019)

Compositions for live generated electronic resonating body (audio-score) and acoustic instruments (interpretation)

Virus #1
Virus #3

It is a struggle and synthesis between two resonating bodies. Together they stay alive. Virus #2 is dedicated to the combination of 2 instrument groups.

The live generated electronic resonating body is the host to which the sounds of the string players attach and adapt, they penetrate into it and use it for their replication. At first the body is immune, but during the course of the piece the body stops resisting, takes in the sounds of the string instruments, and allows the viruses to multiply freely. It is a struggle and synthesis between two resonating bodies. Together they stay alive.

Both bodies are audible. The virus series is an expedition into acoustic perception, a sounding of the responses of our brains in the span of milliseconds, a plea for the precise acoustic moment.
And what do you hear?

Virus #2.0 for 2 percussions and 5 brass instruments
Virus #2.1 for voice and percussion
Virus #2.2 for harp, harpsichord, Renaissance flute and piccolo | commissioned by airborne extended
Virus #2.3 for double bass and bass clarinet | commissioned by Schallfeld, dedicated to Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka
Virus #2.4 for Taonga Pūoro [Maori Instrumente], violin and violoncello
Virus #2.5 Minimal Shift for 2 celli, 2 percussions sets and 2 double basses | commissioned by Black Page Orchestra

translated by Kimi Lum | supported by niederösterreich kultur, bm:ukk, österreichisches kulturforum mexiko, SKE austro mechana, bundeskanzleramt:kunst, new zealand school of music, wien kultur

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  • e_may / Wien Modern Kabelwerk 2012

    co Markus Sepperer

  • e_may / Wien Modern Kabelwerk 2012

    co Markus Sepperer

  • e_may / Wien Modern Kabelwerk 2012

    co Markus Sepperer

  • e_may / Wien Modern Kabelwerk 2012

    co Markus Sepperer

  • K2+ Ensemble, Novi Sad

    co Nina Miljush

Dates

  • 05 04 2018
  • Virus #2.4 Adam Concert Room Victoria University, Wellington, performed by Charley Davenport, Rob Thorn, Tristan Carter
  • 04 04 2017
  • Virus #2.2 Musik im Sudio ORF Tirol, performed by Airborne Extended

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credits

Airborne Extended

The instrumentation with harp, harpsichord, transverse flute and recorder is unique and aside the mainstream. website

Black Page Orchestra

founded 2014 in Vienna, is an ensemble for radical and uncompromising music of current times. website

Charley Davenport

is a freelance cellist based in Wellington, New Zealand. While classically-trained, he continues to develop an eclectic style of playing inspired by world music, folk, indie-pop and jazz, which incorporates improvisation and electronics including looping. While Charley primarily performs in collaboration with composers, bands, solo artists and dancers, he also improvises, records and writes music as a soloist. Among the Wellington-based artists and ensembles he regularly performs with are The Troubles jazz band, Grayson Gilmour, Nikita Tu Bryant and Java Dance Theatre.

PHACE | contemporary music | Wien

(former ensemble on_line) has been an active member of the contemporary music scene for many years and is one of the most innovative and versatile Austrian ensembles for contemporary music. website

Rob Thorn

is a taonga puoro (maori instruments) composer and performer. He creates ethereal, immersive and powerful solo and collaborative works that range from stage to site-specific through to contemporary chamber music and ground-breaking electronica. website

schallfeld

The ensemble was founded in 2013 by alumni of Klangforum Wien and composition students of Kunstuniversität Graz. It currently consists of musicians from 8 nationalities and reflects the diversity and different interests of its members in its artistic direction. website

Students of Escuela Superior de Musica (2)

Daniela Falcón, Miguel Francisco Manriquez Fernandez

Tristan Carter

holds an MMA in Composition and gained a BMus in Violin Performance from the New Zealand School of Music. He has a keen interest in improvisation and cross-cultural collaboration and has had his music played in Taiwan, India, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia and Scotland.Since 2015 he has worked as a composer and performer with Java Dance Theatre Company, extensively touring New Zealand and abroad. website

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