8-channel electroacoustic composition / studio : Klang Projekte Weimar / 1999, new stereo version 2007 / duration: 12:15 min / dedicated to Michael von Hintzenstern /
first performance in the original 8-channel version on September 18, 1999 at the festival of electronic music Lucerne (Switzerland)
Eikasia - representation - model - picture - comparison - conjecture.
This composition was my first work using "physical modeling". In all my previous electroacoustic works, real sound sources have been processed. In Eikasia, I was trying to achieve a comparable sound complexity through pure synthesis. I started with formalized computer models of actual sounds. During the work prozess, I compared the synthesized models with their original sounds and came up finally with a large sound palette that ranges from abstraction to reality. The formal structure is a result of the complexity of the sounds; it evolved during the working process. All sounds were realized with the program Modalys from IRCAM.