Kirsten Reese

AufnahmenSonozones_wThe focus of this composition lies in the superposition of field recordings. Periodic, recurring patterns in natural and mechanical environments and processes are linked with patterns emerging through media overlay and positioning in space. My electronic compositions and installations are usually designed for specific performance situations, and I am always particularly interested in the physicality and materiality of sound. An acousmonium is an ideal instrument in terms of layering of sound and polyphony. The layering of many sound sources results in high density without loss of transparency.
Formally, “opacity” consists of small tableaux of merging sound situations. The material used in the piece are own recordings from different countries and places. The composition of this material deals with polyphonic structures in continuous sound flow, with sound movement and massive sound plains, with the relationship between masking and permeability.