The digital audio set up made extensive use of various
sensors on the instruments that interpreted changes in the instrument's
physical orientation as control data for triggering and signal processing.
The improvisation took an organic shape, beginning with a sparse musical
texture whose droplets and rumbles behaved as a counterpoint the Nick
Fortunato's processed video images of a shifting environment of clouds.
Both Bahn and Trueman made extensive use of extended techniques, often
drawing highly unusual natural sounds from their instruments, which were
then mutated into sonic gestures even more further removed from the
traditional sounds of stringed instruments. The musical texture thickened
out into extended, active sections that used the electronics to accentuate
the wildness of the exertions from the performers, all the while
juxtaposed by the ominous processed stock-footage imagery of the video.
Ultimately, the pent-up energy generated by instrumentalists' sonic
expressionism gradually dissapated to reach a passage of consonance and
harmonicity to resolve the experience at the end.
Report written by Jonathan Lee
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