Void, 2011




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Electroacoustic Composition (2011)

The title of this electro-acoustic composition can be taken quite literally, as a good portion of used audio materials comes from the
infinite expanse which is quite commonly referred to as outer space, or universe. Recordings of electromagnetic vibrations
from Neptune, Uranus and Jupiter were collected during various NASA space missions and later on translated into audible sound.
Additional sound sources include voice recordings by Bernhard Gal. These sound materials were ‘acoustically refined’
on the basis of astronomical data (orbital speeds, rotation periods, mass proportions), and used as a basis
for improvised laptop performances, as well as the audiovisual fulldome project Sterngucker (i.e. stargazer).

Duration of laptop performance: ca. 10-20 minutes
FP: Neue Musik in St. Ruprecht, Ruprechtskirche, Vienna; June 5th, 2011
(In conjunction with the music project V O I D)

Selected audio source materials were taken from
NASA space missions Voyager I and Voyager II.
Conceptual image: B. Gal

A stereo version of Void was published as part of the release
'Somewhere on the edge', Gruenrekorder, Germany, April 2012.

Audio excerpt (
mp3, 0m57)