Multi-channel Double Feature
The two musical compositions on this program were commissioned by EMPAC and created for and in the specific space of Studio 1 (Goodman Studio/Theater). The works each share a 44-speaker array placed in three rings from ear level to 30 feet in the air, and both immerse the listener in waves of sound, coming from all directions. Hans Tutschku's agitated slowness is a 24-channel electroacoustic composition by Hans Tutschku, is an intense perceptual journey. In this performance, the sound ebbs and flows, consuming and releasing the listener’s perceptual and sonic experience. Volmar Klien's entrancing composition, Kristallgatsch / Strahlung, uses a mathematical model of a virtual object to synthesize a vast terrain of sound materials. Both compositions were created during an EMPAC artist residency in 2009.