for violin and tape (1995)

UA ICMC Thessaloniki 8/1997 (Clemens Merkel)Score

Recording 

Commentary 

The tape doesn‘t seem to contain electronic material, but simply a recording of a violin solo. But in fact it is the ideal of a violin solo, which was achieved through digital manipulation. To achieve such perfection in reality is impossible for several reasons.
Perfection is the subject of this piece. 
There is a connection to the urge to perfect, always unfulfilled, in the interpretation of intentionally complex instrumental music. 
Here it is done! 
There is a connection to the tendency to "Make It Sound Nicer" in recording studios, and there is also a connection to some primitive forms of electronic music which wanted to be rid of the realization problems of serial music. 
And finally, there is - as a result to some extent - an unequal dialogue between the electronic violin and the real violin.

Duration 

11 min

Instrumentation 

Solo-Violine
2-Spur-Tonband
2 Lautsprecher

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for violin and tape (1995)

UA ICMC Thessaloniki 8/1997 (Clemens Merkel)Score

Recording 

Commentary 

The tape doesn‘t seem to contain electronic material, but simply a recording of a violin solo. But in fact it is the ideal of a violin solo, which was achieved through digital manipulation. To achieve such perfection in reality is impossible for several reasons.
Perfection is the subject of this piece. 
There is a connection to the urge to perfect, always unfulfilled, in the interpretation of intentionally complex instrumental music. 
Here it is done! 
There is a connection to the tendency to "Make It Sound Nicer" in recording studios, and there is also a connection to some primitive forms of electronic music which wanted to be rid of the realization problems of serial music. 
And finally, there is - as a result to some extent - an unequal dialogue between the electronic violin and the real violin.

Duration 

11 min

Instrumentation 

Solo-Violine
2-Spur-Tonband
2 Lautsprecher

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