for piano and ebows
(Anselm Kiefer - Die berühmten Orden der Nacht)
Julia Den Boer
To Julia Den Boer
The gravitational force governs matter up to macroscopic proportions and beyond any possible depth, while plays the main role in things falling apart or decaying. This ineluctable interaction that controls closeness and distance, growth and decline, expresses ultimately the subjective division or the difference in itself.
The electronics in this piece uses the amplification as a musical parameter. The microphones work as a lens zooming in and out the instrument’s mechanics; a second room – an electrocaoustic, immanent space – wraps the presence of the piano that resonates in the real room. At this point we have got a double concentric perspective: the music “played” trhough the instrument, and the instrument as an object (re)trouvé, “played” through loudspeakers. Nevertheless, those circles can’t excape the interaction between the performer and the piano.