LUDOSONICA, a research project of the Hochschule für Musik, the Hochschule für Gestaltung and the Hochschule für Technik Basel (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz – FHNW). I participated as developer and tester of multimedia content.
Mensuralia, for Violin and Digital Support.
First performed by Oleksandra Fedosova at the Hochschule für Musik, Basel, Apr. 10, 2014.
With this piece, I sought to create a ‘lunar’ atmosphere. An instrumental melodic line lies above a rigorous mensural canon (which gives the title to the composition), based on short cells belonging to the beginning of the melody. A violin has been recorded at high frequency rates and successively downsampled. Finally, the sounds have been filtered and recombined. The modern technical possibilities offered by the electronic treatment of sound are an artistic possibility. The use of electronics granted the possibility to recreate a proper proportional canon per augmentationem and per diminutionem, freed from limitations imposed by notation and by the physicality of the voice.