I am looking for a new form. The only composer I know who has worked with the composition of personal travel journals based on concrete sounds is Luc Ferrari. I haven’t come across the diary-version of this form. Not as an autonomous composition.
Although originally intended as a work for instruments and speakers, I decided to make ‘alles dat herinnert’ into a pure listening piece, without any visual distractions.
5 loudspeakers are positioned in a dark space, and the audience is invited to sit on lazy chairs or cushions.
It’s a plea I want to make in defence of the ear, by now one of the most underrated senses.
A good tape piece, well monitored over good loudspeakers, can be an overwhelmingly musical and spatial experience.
I find it important to be able to experience music as a composed, spatial event, with full intensity and no distraction, interruption or intervention of any other media.