– sound installation for 7 speakers, computer, sound card and …
– sound installation for 7 speakers, computer, sound card and amplifier (2007)
– composition for the Endliche Automaten – Laptop Orchestra Berlin (2010)
“The 7 channel sound installation ‘Panorama’ is one piece spread out over 7 speakers. It has a length of 11:30 minutes and is played in a continues loop. The composition is based on a series of drawings about outer-space and the sound material was mostly made of recordings from outer-space. After some research on the internet I found a lot of recordings of cosmic storms, radio wave emissions from saturn, earth whistlers, electromagnetic fields, sky cyclones, etc. made by satellites. The NASA and other space organisations proved to be great sources for unique sound material.
I later deconstructed and manipulated those sounds with the help of my self-coded software to integrate them into the composition.
The piece opens the view upwards. Unknown sounds draw the listener inexorably deeper into the composition. The swelling of noise and the amount of overlapping tones make the listener come closer to the individual speakers to discover the individual elements within the wall of sound. The focus of the piece changes, depending on the position of the listener.
It is almost like a constant search for the soloists inside a huge mass of sound – a search for the uniqueness in the infinite variety of the cosmos.
In 2010 I rewrote the composition and adapted it for the ´Endliche Automaten´, a Laptop Orchestra from Berlin. The orchestra contains of 6 performers with Laptops. The possibilities seem almost endless and the interesting part was to draw scores which would limit them as much as possible without taking the personal element of the performers away.