Nomadische Luftspiegelung für Eva: for accordion and fixed media (audio)

Saario, Antti ORCID logoORCID: (2008) Nomadische Luftspiegelung für Eva: for accordion and fixed media (audio). [Composition]

Item Type: Composition
Creators: Saario, Antti
Abstract / Summary:

The output is an original musical rendering of nomadology (Deleuze & Guattari, 1980) as a method and the ‘reading’ of the Texts and inherent ‘nomadicities’ in Eva’s everyday life as a performer, the psychogeographical mapping of her travels and relationship with the music she performs and commissions, and the instrument itself – the nomadic accordion.

The work extends my practice-based research trajectory of sonic portrays in applied fixed media contexts, as begun by Portrait Concrète: Jo Hamilton in fixed media (2001) (RAE 2007) and explored further in the Nuffield Theatre Lancaster commissioned multichannel acousmatic ‘play’ Making Space: When the Curtain Falls (2007). Whilst these previous works focused on the portrayal of multifaceted expression in popular songwriting with intimate proximities of sonic perspective(s), and the physicality of an ‘empty’ theatre space and its cultural-production contexts, respectively, Nomadische Luftspiegelung für Eva (2008) explores the sonorous territories and space(s) of interaction situated in between the composer, the performer, the instrument and the ‘work itself’, through Deleuzian nomadology as the principle production and research method., The interzones of the many authorial modes of production and meaning in the work were further de- and re-territorialised through (i) the multimedia version of the piece which includes a projected video by artist Nik Kern as part of the live performance and (ii) the ‘application’ of the fixed media ‘tape’ part in Ivars Drulle’s Cecis Art Festival commissioned site-specific multimedia installation Don’t Leave Stay a While Longer… (2011).

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Date: 26 April 2008
Additional Information: Commissioned by leading contemporary accordion player Eva Zöllner, the work had its premiere at Leeds University, 26 April 2008. Twenty-four further performances have taken place in thirteen different countries during 2008-2012 with future performances scheduled for 2013 and beyond. See evidence section for full details.
Depositing User: Antti Saario
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:20
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:03


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