TransArts/Die Angewandte x Sonic Territories // Curated by Richard Eigner
01 -04 Juli 2021
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AN ELECTROACOUSTIC NATURAL SOUNDSCAPE WITHIN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE OF ASPERN SEESTADT x EPA FASSIANOS
THE SYMPHONY OF NATURE
This work constitutes an ode to nature. It was composed in 2021. During the recording process, field recordings as well as studio recordings were realized. The work addresses to the internal harmony of nature and this is represented through the application of pitched resonance on water, stone and fallen tree branches sounds. Heavy transformations were implemented through the use of computer software. Internal dialogues between the sounds captured from nature and transformed instrumental soundworlds were also formulated, in order to enhance the concept of harmonicity within the work, as a metaphorical reference to the inner harmony of nature. Specific sound gestures emerging from natural sounds were reinterpreted through transformed instrumental sounds, in order to establish an internal dialogue between the two. For the creation of this work, I was inspired by Bernard Parmegiani’s “De Natura Sonorum” (1974), Annette Vande Gorne’s “Bois” (1986), David Berezan’s “Lightvessels” (2014) and Jonty Harrison’s “Undertow” (2007).
This work poses as an acoustic natural soundscape within the unique urban landscape of Aspern Seestadt.
Dr. Epameinondas P. Fassianos (Epa Fassianos) is a Greek Composer of Electroacoustic and Ambient Music. His work Chromatocosmos has been awarded the First Prize in Category A in MUSICA NOVA 2018 Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as the Third Prize in MUSICWORKS 2018 Electroacoustic Music Competition in Toronto, Canada. His work ElectroSantouri received an Honorary Mention in ARS ELECTRONICA FORUM WALLIS Swiss Contemporary Music Festival 2019 (Leuk, Switzerland).
Picture: © Epa Fassianos