Hans Tutschku

Remembering Japan – part 1


16 channel electroacoustic composition
year: 2016
duration: 9:48 min
studio: PANaroma/Unesp, Brazil
dedicated to Flo Menezes
first performance: June 25, 2016 , PANaroma/Unesp – Teatro Sonoro, Brazil


This is the first part of a series of compositions. In 2014 I spent three months in Japan, researching musical rituals, improvising with local musicians and recording countless sounds in temples, gardens, streets and nature.
I'm aiming to create a sonic voyage by revisiting those recordings and by bringing spatially and temporally unrelated sonic scenes into the same room. The work is clearly based on Japanese culture while reflecting at the same time my own compositional preoccupations: polyphony, density, space and memory as structuring and formal principles.


Stereo mix of the original 16-channel composition

 

 

 

The audio files are available as mono files (48 kHz, 24 bit)
The 16 loudspeakers are mounted in two rings of 8 speakers each.
The lower ring receives channels 1-8 and should be approximately at ear height.
The upper ring receives channels 9-16 and should have a smaller diameter to approximate a dome shape with the lower ring.
Refer to this picture for channel assignments
16ch-speaker
To download the individual channels, right-click each link and “save as”

 

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