Panayiotis Kokoras (1974)
for solo tape
- General information
- Duration: 8 mn 8 s
- Publisher: Inédit
- Composition date: 2000
- Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments [Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments]
10 October 2000
Belgique, Bruxelles, Chapelle de Boondael.
Information on the electronics
Electronic device: sons fixés sur support
- 4e Prix du JTTP 2003 - Jeu de temps / Times Play - de Londres.
- Finaliste de la "XXIII Luigi Russolo 2001 International Electroacoustic Music Composition" de Varese, Italie.
The breaking waves, crashing onto a breakwater of very large boulders on the western shores of the Saronic Gulf in Greece, create a strong perceptual and psychological effect on the observer. After listening over and over again to a recorded sample of the sound of the splash over the breakwater, I made a phenomenological reduction, cutting away everything that masked the true nature of the phenomenon, and I applied it to the piano. The whole physical and emotional experience is now recreated through a metamorphosis of an abstract musical idea based more on the piano's "explosive sound waves".
Many short and energetic samples constitute cells which are combined to produce phrases and to construct sections. The idea passes from one part to another through a constant sound modification.