COMPOSES

Fremdkörper #1(fl, e-gtr, perc, vc, live-el)

duration:12'
year:2008
instrumentation:amplified flute(piccolo), electric guitar, percussion, violoncello, 4-channel tape & live-electronics
commissioned by:Jeugd en Muziek Vlaanderen
dedicated to:Richard Barrett
Recording: Sub Rosa portrait cd "Fremdkörper"
FIRST PERFORMANCE
date:9/12/2008
place:Logos Foundation, Gent
ensemble:Nadar Ensemble o.l.v. Daan Janssens
remarks:

Composed for the "Entartung"-project, in collaboration with Joachim Devillé (animation-film).

Received Staubach Honorarium 2009.

recording:on the Sub Rosa portrait cd "Fremdkörper", performed by Nadar Ensemble, cond. Daan Janssens
Yves Goemaere performs percussion part of Fremdkörper

Yves Goemaere performing percussion part of Fremdkörper

Program notes

In "Not I", a composition for electric-guitar and live-electronics (2007), I elaborated upon the idea of alienating the relation between instrumental/physical action and the resulting sound through the use of live-electronics. After finishing this piece, I felt the urge to expand this idea to more than one instrument and take it yet one step further. When asked to write a composition for Nadar, I had the perfect occasion to do so. Fremdkörper (2008) and Not I have in common that every instrument is amplified through a guitar amplifier placed next to the musician, and that this amplifier is connected to a system of live-electronics which “intrudes”/”infects” the amplified instrumental sounds. The general approach however was very different for both pieces. In Fremdkörper I started from a situation where the electronically processed sounds and the instrumental sounds are completely different and distinguishable entities, as being two seperate bodies. In the course of the composition, this situation of course undergoes several evolutions, and at a certain point they even form one single “body”. The friction between singularity and plurality, as can be found in the German word fremdkörper, which is singular and plural at the same time, was one of my central points of interest in this composition.

"Fremdkörper" was originally written to be the fourth composition in a concert-program called "Entartung", for which Joachim Devillé has made a 50-minute animation film based on these four compositions. Nevertheless, "Fremdkörper" can be performed as an autonomous composition in other concert-programs as well.

Still from Joachim Devillé's animation film for Entartung

Still from the animation flm for "Entartung" by Joachim Devillé

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    • PARK (music, text, performance, scenography)

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